Media Magic: Inspiring Connections and Careers at NABJ-NAHJ 2022

ABC News President Kim Godwin presents at the Opening Ceremony of NABJ-NAHJ 2022

After several years of virtual attendance, The Walt Disney Company was excited to be back in person at the 2022 NABJ-NAHJ Convention and Career Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada! Not only was this year significant because of the ability to once again be in person, but also because for the first time several Disney businesses teamed up under The Walt Disney Company banner to jointly participate as a titanium-level sponsor of this year’s conference. Segments including ESPN, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products had a presence at the conference.

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ESPN Powers the First Black Sports Business Symposium

Drum Major Mickey on stage

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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With Fifty/50 Initiative, ESPN Honors the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and Supports Girls’ Access to Sports

Ribbon cutting event at the Fifty/50 event, Text: Inspire a better world through the power of stories

It was 50 years ago when 37 words forever changed the future for girls and women in education and sports. The passage of Title IX was a landmark law that banned sex discrimination in all education programs and activities—including sports—that received federal funds. Hear how ESPN and The Walt Disney Company are celebrating this important milestone through the Fifty/50 Initiative, highlighting the civil rights journey of women across the sports and cultural landscape.

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Employees and Cast Members Create Magic for Athletes at Special Olympics USA Games

Disney employees at the 2022 Special Olympics

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Orlando took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, where more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean came together for a week of competition, social inclusion, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. Learn how the Games brought employees from across The Walt Disney Company together, to deliver magic and inspiration to athletes of all abilities.

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Celebrating our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution AANHPI Community

Digital images of flowers, fish and water surrounding text, Text: Disney Reimagine Tomorrow Rising Together

We’re continuing the celebration by shining a light on our employees across our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment, which is responsible for the distribution of our stories, including through our streaming services and TV networks. Hear from our DMED colleagues about their careers at Disney, their experiences in Disney’s AANHPI community, and the advice they have for the next generation of storytellers.

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Rising to the Moment of March Madness with ‘Feel it Here’

Group photo of WMBA players and ESPN Marketing team

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship is one of ESPN’s premier events every spring and such an occasion deserves a marketing campaign befitting of the moment. “Feel it Here” encompasses the emotions and gravitas of a championship run, with reflections of two-star players who know the experience well – A’ja Wilson and Diana Taurasi.

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