July 14, 2017
40 Under Forty 2017

Adwoa Dadzie

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed

Age: 34

Company: Comcast

Title: Vice President, Human Resources

Town where I live: New Haven

Town where I work: Berlin

College: Trinity College

Fun Fact

I love painting abstract art as a way to relax and inspire my creativity.

Q&A:

What do you do in your current job? As vice president of human resources, I am responsible for all aspects of the employee experience and leadership development for 1,700 employees. I lead, coach and develop a team of inspiring leaders who are committed to ensuring Comcast is a place where every employee is appreciated, respected and continuously developing.

What are your goals in your current job? My goals are to attract top talent with a best-in-class candidate experience; continuously enhance the engagement of the employees in the region at all levels; and foster a peak/high performance culture

What's your biggest passion? My biggest passion is teaching people skills and mindset shifts that allow them to tap into their natural strengths. I find so much personal fulfillment in helping people improve their personal situation by uncovering what was already there to begin with. Touching one person's life has a ripple effect that can absolutely impact the rest of the world.

What are your future professional aspirations? I expect to continue to develop my career at Comcast and continue to positively impact peoples' careers and lives as an executive in the human resources field to help shape the strategy for our future workforce.

How are you involved in the community? I serve on the board of the Urban League of Southern Connecticut and am passionate about supporting women leaders. I mentor young professionals interested in growing their careers and have actively supported Make-a-Wish chapters across the country to support the wish granting of critically ill children.

If you had one wish to brighten Greater Hartford's economic future what would it be? My wish is that Hartford be seen as a thriving cultural and technology hub where large and small businesses want to make their home. The city has an incredible history, a diverse community and a prime location with proximity to vendors and metropolitan cities. I'm excited by the recent developments such as the Dunkin' Donuts Park and the renovation of the Goodwin Hotel. Earlier this year, my company, Comcast, celebrated the completion of a multimillion dollar network expansion, which will help attract and benefit downtown businesses and residents to the area. If more companies invest in Hartford, I believe everyone will benefit.

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty: I'm a role model to young women who aspire for corporate leadership roles but don't see diverse representation. I'm fearless about innovating the workplace while still maintaining an environment where people are inspired to excel, as shown by my championing of "The Energy Project" into our local office. My passion for excellence continues outside of work, where I founded a career blog for young women who aspire to be leaders at work. I'm passionate about inspiring students on the importance of education as seen by my volunteer efforts with Trinity College seniors.

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