Meet Millie: Unidos ERG Executive Champion Helping Others Discover Their Superpower
“Speaking two languages is my superpower,” confides Millie, a Comcast Shared Services Director of Customer Service for the Northeast Division (NED). But she didn’t always feel this way. While born in the United States, Millie’s family was from Puerto Rico and she grew up in a Spanish-speaking household. “Most of my friends and classmates spoke English, which created somewhat of a language barrier,” says Millie.
The fear of her accent coming out created an insecurity Millie says stayed with her well into adulthood – impacting all areas of her life, including her career. “In meetings, I wouldn’t speak up and would hide behind other people. But I learned at Comcast people embrace me as I am.”
Millie’s involvement with Unidos began in 2017 when Hurricane Maria arrived and ravaged the island of Puerto Rico. She recalls watching the destruction on TV and wanting to do something but feeling powerless to help. Millie reached out to her region’s Unidos chapter and found opportunities to volunteer in relief efforts, like food and clothing drives.
As the Unidos ERG Executive Champion for the Northeast Division, Millie looks forward to bringing Unidos chapters together and having open and honest conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recent programs include topics focusing on education & heritage, including an educational series geared towards parents to help them talk to their kids about race and identity.
Millie says having the opportunity to make an impact, help others reach their career aspirations, and find their own superpower, is what she loves most about her current position at Comcast. With over 25 years at the company, she says it’s the people, culture, and innovation that keep her here. “Have an open mind and chase your passion – not a title,” she shares. “I grew up at Comcast and the people I see enjoy the journey the most are those in roles that motivate and inspire them. That includes me.”