Meet Danielle! Sr. Director, Charitable Giving – Community Investment at Comcast NBCUniversal

What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?
Danielle:  As the Senior Director of Charitable Giving in Community Investment at Comcast NBCUniversal, I manage our corporate sponsorships and giving program for the Comcast Foundation, in addition to overseeing our Community Investment operating budgets. In all, we provided more than $500 million last year in cash and in-kind contributions to hundreds of communities nationwide. I’m very fortunate to have a role that impacts real people and real challenges in the community, and I am proud to be part of a company that loves to give back.  My biggest challenge is volume.  It’s difficult to keep up with the number of requests for support.  I truly wish we could help everyone!   

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Danielle: I’ve been very fortunate to have multiple women role models in my career, of all ages and with varying experience, and I still keep in touch with the ones I no longer work with.  They have supported me professionally and personally and have always encouraged me to take risks and step outside the box.

What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Danielle: My favorite shows are Scandal, Shameless and This is Us.  My favorite movie of all time is The Goonies.  I just watched it with my kids and they loved it!  They just don’t make movies like that anymore.   

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Danielle:  I joined a mom’s running club a few years ago and trained for a five-mile race, which I successfully completed.  I was so proud of myself – but I haven’t hit the pavement since!  

What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Danielle: I’m an active member and try to attend as many events and speaker series as my schedule permits.  I really enjoy getting out of the office and meeting other women like myself who juggle busy work and family schedules.  I also completed WICT’s Rising Leaders Program years ago and still use the tools I learned to this day.

Why do you think WICT is important?
Danielle: WICT is a safe space for women to grow professionally and personally.  Women’s leadership is more than important in today’s world.  It’s essential, and WICT supports women in all of these efforts.