A Message from Bob Chapek, CEO
Storytelling is at the heart of everything we do at The Walt Disney Company, and it’s very important to us that the stories we tell and the people who tell them fully reflect the rich diversity of our world. We recognize we have the power to entertain and inspire people globally, and we take that responsibility very seriously — that’s one of the reasons we created this site as part of our Reimagine Tomorrow endeavor. To achieve lasting, meaningful change we must all work together, and we want this to be a place where people from all walks of life, socio-economic backgrounds, and belief systems can gather and learn from one another, showcase their creative talents, and celebrate the wonderful differences that make every individual truly special. Here you will see what we are doing across our company in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, including the breadth of content from our streaming services and television networks to our parks and resorts. You’ll also hear inspirational stories from our incredibly talented employees and cast members, and discover up-and-coming artists and young creators from diverse backgrounds who are contributing to our world in their own unique ways. We are optimistic that, together, we can make a difference, and hope that you will visit this site often and help reimagine a more inclusive tomorrow!
CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Inspiration for Reimagining Tomorrow
Latondra Newton, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company, shares the inspiration behind her passion for inclusion.
At Disney, inclusion is for everyone.
Reimagine Tomorrow is our way of amplifying underrepresented voices and untold stories as well as championing the importance of accurate representation in media and entertainment. Because we are all greater than a single story and we all deserve to feel seen, heard, and understood.
Reimagine Tomorrow Reflections Film
We’ve been working hard to effect change and will continue working towards our mission of creating a more equitable future for all.
The Walt Disney Company Earns Top Marks for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
For the 14th consecutive year, The Walt Disney Company earned a perfect score of 100 on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The national benchmarking survey measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Disney Named “Corporation of the Year” by National Minority Supplier Development Council
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) named The Walt Disney Company as “Corporation of the Year” for exemplary achievement and advancements in minority supplier inclusion. It's NMSDC’s highest honor to a major corporation for the utilization of ethnic minority-owned suppliers.
Disney+ Honored by American Council of the Blind for Achievement in Audio Description
Disney+ has received the 2020 Achievement Award in Audio Description from the American Council of the Blind (ACB), a United States-based organization that strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
Congratulations to Disney’s 2021 NAACP Image Awards Winners
The Walt Disney Company received 17 NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The NAACP Image Awards honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
Disney Receives 20 GLAAD Media Award Nominations
The Walt Disney Company received 20 GLAAD Media Awards, honoring media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.
Disney Recognized as America’s Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises
Disney was honored with the America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award. This award acknowledges Disney’s integration of policies and programs across the company to enable growth and innovation, and reduced barriers for women’s owned businesses.
Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts
The Asian Business Association Los Angeles recognized The Walt Disney Company’s supplier diversity efforts with its Corporation of the Year award. Disney’s commitment helps teams find innovative, cost-effective, and high-quality solutions that help its business achieve business goals.
Disney Received Corporate Impact Award from Advancing Justice LA
Asian American Advancing Justice – Los Angeles recently recognized The Walt Disney Company with its Corporate Impact Award. The award acknowledges Disney’s ongoing commitment to telling inclusive stories and creating respectful workplaces.
Disney Recognized as 2019 “Best-of-the-Best” Corporations for Inclusion by NGLCC and NBIC
The Walt Disney Company was honored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium’s fourth annual cohort of “Best-of-the-Best” list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities.
Disney Recognized for 2019 Corporate Neighbor Award by Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families honored The Walt Disney Company with its 2019 Corporate Neighbor Award. This award recognizes Disney’s services and donations to the organization, including annual contributions of over 35,000 children’s books.