Disney Employees Empower the Magic at Grace Hopper Celebration 2022

Text: Empower the magic Disney at GHC2022

The Walt Disney Company was recently an Emerald sponsor at the 28th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). This year, the conference was held in-person and virtually with thousands of attendees, technologists, and technology companies coming together from across the globe to celebrate women and nonbinary people in technology. We’re thrilled to introduce three Disney representatives who shared their journeys at the conference and what it took to bring Disney’s presence at GHC to life

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Marvel Studios and NHS Bring Inspiration and Authenticity to Science Museum’s Technicians Gallery

Collage of photos from the Marvel Science Museum, Text: Marvel Science Museum

The Science Museum announced four of the organizations it is working with for Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery — a unique interactive gallery that celebrates the vital but often hidden role of technicians. Collaborations with Marvel Studios, the NHS, National Grid, and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre will help bring the overlooked but crucial world of technicians to life, with visitors able to meet real-life technicians in the gallery and try one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits that mimic the tasks technicians perform every day. 

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Disney Cruise Line Celebrates World Maritime Day 2022

Text: Celebrating World Martime Day, Disney Cruise Line

Each September, the world celebrates the importance of the maritime industry on World Maritime Day. At Disney Cruise Line, we are always happy to recognize our amazing crew members onboard our ships and at Castaway Cay, a Disney destination located in the Abaco chain of The Bahamas. This year’s World Maritime Day theme is greener shipping, and we were excited to speak with several of our crew members about why conservation and “going green” are important to them both professionally and personally.

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Bringing Audiences Together: How The El Capitan Theatre and Broadway’s The Lion King Expand Accessible Storytelling

Scene from the Broadway show, The Lion King. Puppeteers moving giraffes and cheetahs on stage.

In celebration of Disability Pride Month, we went behind the curtain on some recent Disney initiatives that continue to explore ways to make our stories more accessible for everyone. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is collaborating with KultureCity, a leading nonprofit focused on sensory accessibility and acceptance, to offer sensory-inclusive movie screenings at Hollywood’s historic The El Capitan Theatre.

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Disney Surprises Local Community Food Banks in Orlando, Anaheim with $300K in Donations

Minnie Mouse, Disney and Second Harvest employees holding checks for 100,000 and 5,000 in front of Incredicoaster

Every year, Disney donates millions of pounds of food – including unserved, prepared meals from their parks – to local food banks to support people in the community facing food insecurity. Furthering this commitment, this week Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort announced significant donations to local community food banks to support families in need, totaling more than $300,000!

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ABC OTV and Nat Geo Celebrate the Power of Nature Through Public Art

Artist Eurhi Jones painting

National Geographic and the local stations unveiled murals throughout April 2022 celebrating the nature in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco inspired by the photography of National Geographic photographers. The murals reflect four themes: wildlife, the Amazon, forests, and oceans.

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Disney Among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Text: The Walt Disney Company Names 2022 Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index

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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Disney’s Taiwan Team Creates Disney+ Rice Field

Rice fields in Taiwan in the shape of the Disney+ Logo, Tinkerbell, Toy Story Alien, Baby Groot, Grogu, and an Owl

As part of the Pingtung Tropical Agriculture Expo in Taiwan, Disney teams created a jaw-dropping rice field etched with iconic green characters including Tinkerbell, Baby Groot, Grogu, and more representing the core five Disney+ brands.

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