Meet Gabrielle – Director, HR Communications & Engagement at Comcast Business!
Describe your role & what you love about it.
I lead HR Communications and Engagement for Comcast Business – think all things Employee Experience.
I love being part of an organization that is always growing. When I started with Comcast Business we were just moving up market to support large Enterprise customers. Now in SMB, mid-Market, large Enterprise and the Federal Government space, I can’t walk into a business without thinking about how our solutions could impact that business, and ultimately my experience as their patron.
I am so fortunate that I get to speak directly to Comcast Business employees through our communication vehicles and events, to celebrate our amazing growth story, the innovative solutions we provide, and the businesses we support. Even more, I love that we are able to shine a spotlight on our incredibly talented teams, telling their stories and sharing their successes. Every day I’m challenged to come up with the next creative way to reach our teams.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
I have been lucky to work for and alongside amazing women who have taken risks on my ideas, have been sponsors of my work, advocated for me, and influenced my next career move. One woman who has inspired me in both my personal and professional life gave me great advice early in my career – smiling is contagious. It stuck with me as something so simple that I always try to remember. A positive outlook can really be a game changer.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a Comcast boomerang! I started at Comcast as an intern, working full-time in what was then the Public Affairs department and then for the Comcast, Sony, Lionsgate emerging network and website, FEARnet. In 2009, I left Comcast to start a small business providing custom technology solutions like e-books, digital POS systems and gaming mobile applications to businesses, and direct to consumer. But ultimately returned to Comcast in 2014 in Comcast Business HR and now Communications.
Why do you think WICT is important?
Since having my son in May 2019 I realize now more than ever just how important a network of supportive, inspiring women can be when you’re presented with a challenge personally or professionally. WICT is a reminder that at every stage of your career and life, there are mentors and colleagues to help lift you up…and you for them!