Inclusion is key to market relevance
From our media networks to our movie studios, from our theme parks to our products, very few companies touch the hearts
and minds of generations of people around the world the way Disney does. With this rich opportunity comes a deep sense
of responsibility for creating the most authentic stories and experiences. Today, audiences are rapidly diversifying, new
generations are shaping the nature of work, and changes in society increasingly impact employees everywhere.
Our focus and intent encourages people from every nation, race/ethnicity, belief, gender, sexual identity, disability
and culture to feel respected and valued for their unique contributions to our businesses. It informs our guiding principles
and defines our relationship with guests and consumers, who trust and believe in the Disney brand in Walt Diversity at Disney includes valuing diversity of thought and perspective and connecting to the unique talents, gifts, backgrounds and experiences that each individual brings. To thrive, we must fully reflect and include individuals who reflect the people and places where we do business around the globe.ys that are meaningful to them. Simply put, diversity and inclusion reminds us all —from Disney fans to employees — that we belong.
At Disney, we strive to include and attract individuals who reflect the diverse world in which we live. We also seek to ensure that our workplace is inclusive and provides the opportunity for all of our people to contribute and develop to their full potential. Having employees with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives gives us an advantage in understanding and meeting the needs of our consumers, and this commitment serves to keep our focus on attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce at every level.
Diversity is a pillar of our growth strategy. Our content, products, attractions and other entertainment offerings include a multitude of ideas and experiences that strive to meet the needs of the diverse global consumers, guests, fans and viewers we serve every day. Disney is committed to appealing to a broad array of audiences and reflecting the diversity of our consumers. Recent examples range from ABC being recognized by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and NPR for the groundbreaking representation of diversity across its new fall shows, to Disney’s position among the Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies and its 100% Score on the HRC Equality Index
Diversity at Disney includes valuing diversity of thought and perspective and connecting to the unique talents, gifts, backgrounds and experiences that each individual brings. To thrive, we must fully reflect and include individuals who reflect the people and places where we do business around the globe
The Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios is the foundation on which Disney was built, and at its heart are world-renowned animated features and live-action motion pictures. With the creation of Mickey Mouse and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, the Disney name quickly became synonymous with quality entertainment for the whole family.
Parks and Resorts
Disney’s Parks and Resorts is not just home to Disney’s beloved characters but the place “Where Dreams Come True.” The segment traces its roots to 1952, when Walt Disney formed what is today known as Walt Disney Imagineering to build Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Disney Parks & Resorts
Disney Consumer Products
Disney merchandising began in 1929 when Walt Disney was approached by a businessman interested in placing Mickey Mouse on the cover of a children’s writing tablet. Disney Consumer Products and affiliates (DCP) extend the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books and magazines to interactive games, foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. This is accomplished through DCP’s various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Apparel, Accessories & Footwear, Disney Food, Health & Beauty, Disney Home and Disney Stationery.