Honoring Veterans and Military Families at The Walt Disney Company

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National Veterans and Military Families Month recognizes the important roles of veterans, active-duty military, their spouses, and families. Through transformative storytelling and a focused approach, Disney is uniquely positioned to honor the diversity of Veterans and Military Families and increase the visibility of active-duty military and Veteran leaders, employees, talent, and creators.

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Honoring Native Voices with The Walt Disney Company

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Native American Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of the diverse and intersectional Native American and Alaska Native communities to U.S. history and culture. Through transformative storytelling and a focused approach, Disney is uniquely positioned to honor the diversity of Native American and Indigenous communities and increase the visibility of Native American and Indigenous leaders, employees, talent, and creators.

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Episode 4: Disney Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Disney on the Yard and Business Employee Resource Groups

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At Disney, inclusion is for everyone. We strive to design work environments that inspire optimism and drive innovation for all employees at all levels. And because we recognize that maintaining an inclusive, supportive workplace requires mindful attention and intention, we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our people. To discuss the opportunities available for our cast members, crew, Imagineers, and employees, as well as our external audience in the diversity, inclusion, and equity space, we are joined by Corey Savage, Senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, and LaJoy Mercer, Technical Recruiter as they share their experience and how they have seen this evolve while with The Walt Disney Company.

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Disney on the Yard Supports the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge

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Disney on the Yard is back on the road! Recently, the team headed to Atlanta, GA to help Alabama State University and Howard University kick off football season at the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge! The Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge is an annual season kickoff event showcasing a team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), the prominent conferences of HBCU athletics and NCAA Division I schools. And of course, Drum Major Mickey Mouse tagged along for the exciting, and jam-packed weekend.

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Disney Among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

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For the fifth consecutive year, The Walt Disney Company has earned a top score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool to measure disability workplace inclusion. As a top scorer, the company was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

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ESPN Powers the First Black Sports Business Symposium

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This past June, ESPN was excited to encourage, support and even maybe make those dreams come true at the first-ever Black Sports Business Symposium powered by ESPN, an annual event that unites, cultivates, illuminates, and celebrates Black professionals and students in the sports business industry at all career levels. The symposium serves as the number-one destination for Black talent acquisition, engagement, and development within professional sports, spanning leagues, teams, agencies, and beyond.

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Disney on the Yard Kicks Off HBCU Summer College Program

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This summer, Disney on the Yard launched its inaugural Disney on the Yard Summer College Program with participants representing 35 HBCUs. This program is a part of Disney’s beloved college program in which students gain on-the-job experience through uniquely Disney learning experiences and is also a testament to The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in action. Connected to this commitment, Disney also provides philanthropic support of HBCUs by funding scholarships and providing other direct grants.

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Spotlight on: Corey Savage, Sr. Outreach & Engagement Manager, The Walt Disney Company

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Although he’s only been with The Walt Disney Company for less than a year, Corey Savage, senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, has logged countless miles, phone calls, and Zoom meetings connecting Disney with Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the nation. Learn more about his role in building community, establishing strong relationships, and sharing the great things happening at HBCUs and Disney.

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