Women are being hired for STEM related jobs at an ever-growing pace in Comcast’s Western New England region. In 2018, Beverly Elliott was the first woman to be named Vice President of Engineering in the region, overseeing the network operations, including construction, product engineering and overall system integrity, in more than 300 communities in Connecticut, western Massachusetts, western New Hampshire, Vermont and the Carmel, New York area.
While technical and engineering jobs at telecommunications companies have been typically male dominated, this is changing quickly in the region, where female technicians in our employ is at its highest level ever. We have a number of Comcast technicians who install and service Xfinity and Comcast Business products and services in customer homes and businesses.
“As far as being a woman in this [Vermont] office, no, it doesn’t make it challenging or anything,” said Hallie Haupt, Comcast Technician in Montpelier, VT. “When I first started my career at Comcast, all the guys took me under their wings and showed me the job. I’ve never once felt like I’m not one of the team or that I’m not equal to anyone here. I feel like we’re a pretty tight-knit family.”
In 2018, Great Place to Work and FORTUNE ranked Comcast NBCUniversal #11 on the list of the country’s Best Workplaces for Women. The company is always on the look-out for qualified talent, so check our career website for available positions.
Community giving is another area where Comcast places an emphasis on women and girls. In the region, longtime partners who receive support for STEM and other community programs that empower women include YWCA of Greater Hartford, YWCA Western Massachusetts, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, and Vermont’s Mercy Connections.