Young Leader Meeting

Bridging the Digital Divide

7:30 AM

Waterview Loft

David Cohen

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Comcast Corporation

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About This Meeting

DEC Young Leaders enjoyed a breakfast meeting on August 23, 2017 with David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation.  The sold-out meeting was held at the Waterview Lofts at the Port Authority of Detroit and included a guest appearance by two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Mr. Cohen passionately discussed the need for digital inclusion in American cities, particularly in underserved urban populations. Comcast’s Internet Essentials initiative narrows the digital divide to provide tools and training to low-income families so they are connected to a world of knowledge and opportunity.  Ms. Joyner-Kersee, an Internet Essentials national spokesperson, encouraged YLs to commit their resources to give all children a chance to be their very best.

A robust Q&A session followed which included a discussion on how YLs, at the personal and corporate level, can support Comcast’s digital inclusion efforts.

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