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May 2 | Cipriani Wall Street | New York City


No. 38 | The Walt Disney Company | DiversityInc Top 50

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KEY RESULTSWalt-Disney-profile-logo

• Promotions for Latinos into Management: 31% higher than the Top 10 and 75.6% higher than the Top 50

• Latinos in Total Management: 28.8% higher than the Top 10 and 55.6% higher than the Top 50

• CEO Sign-Off on Executive Pay Tied to Diversity: 11.1% higher than the Top 10 and 22% higher than the Top 50


“As a company built on the magic of storytelling that entertains, enlightens and inspires families around the world, Disney recognizes that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to its success,” The Walt Disney Company stated.

The company reported significant success thanks to its Global Workplace and Women’s Initiative (GWWI) program, which focuses on expanding opportunities for women — while also growing the business. Over the past year, The Walt Disney Company saw success in promoting more women into management roles.

Influence by the GWWI program is also attributed to a number of media successes for women, including espnW, which launched in 2010 as a blog and is now a multimedia initiative serving women sports fans around the world. The company will also feature its first Latina princess this summer on its Disney Junior network.

The Walt Disney Company also utilizes an employee resource group (ERG) for women, Women@Disney, which has seen more than 2,000 members in just three years.


Robert A. Iger
Chairman and CEO

“Disney’s long standing commitment to inclusiveness and active pursuit of a diverse workforce that reflects the world in which we do business are key components of our success. It’s what people expect from our brand, and what we expect of ourselves, and our ability to embrace and reflect different perspectives helps us adapt and evolve to meet the demands of a changing marketplace.”
Paul Richardson
Chief Diversity Officer

“At Disney, creativity and imagination are infused into everything that we do and our diversity is a critical ingredient of our growth strategy and is part of the magic found in the stories, experiences and products that we offer to our global customers, viewers, guests and fans.”



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