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Executive Commitment -

At Disney, we’re committed to appealing to broad audiences and reflecting the diversity and multiculturalism of the world in which we live. We believe that diversity of content, our workforce and our supplier base is integral for the growth and viability of the Company because it keeps us relevant and leads to a richness of …

Supplier Diversity -

Here at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Supplier Diversity works to uphold our diverse supplier base.  Our team identifies the best suppliers to add value to the Disney brand and connects them with the current needs and appropriate business segments of Walt Disney World.  In doing so, we help create partnerships with hundreds of minority-owned …

Disney Cast Members Among HENAAC’s 23rd Annual Top STEM Professional Award Winners and Annual Luminaries -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 25 – Great Minds in STEM™(GMiS) announced two Disney Cast Members among the 23rd Annual HENAAC Award Winners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic. Ivan R. Diaz, director of Parks Development & Integration, received this year’s Chairman’s Award. GMiS named Manuel (Manny) Dumas, manager of Engineering Services at Downtown Disney, …

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Longtime Detroit Lion Robert Porcher III, Writer-Educator Nikki Giovanni among Those to be honored at Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Legends Reception -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 23, 2011 – Three former NFL Pro Bowl players lead a group of five honorees who will be recognized at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Legends Reception at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel, near Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. ET. The evening will honor long-time Detroit Lion Robert Porcher III …

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The National Women Business Owners Corporation Honors WDW Resort’s Supplier Diversity Excellence -

Lake Forrest, Fla., July 5, 2011 – The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) honors July, 2011 Supplier Diversity Managers of the Month, Matt Thursman and Mary Lynn Netzel of The Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL. The NWBOC honors individuals in the supplier diversity field who go above and beyond to see that …

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10th Annual Youth Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2011 – The Central Florida Urban League’s Youth Education and Prevention Department hosted the 10th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This day-long conference was hosted by the Walt Disney Company Urban Affairs, Walt Disney World Community Relations and Minority Business Development. The summit provided 191 …

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Disney Executives Inspire Students at Florida A&M University -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 29, 2010 – Business students at Florida A&M University recently got some tips for success during a visit with Walt Disney World executives. Anthony Connelly, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, US, and Cindy Luttrell, vice president of financial systems and business operations for Walt …

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AACCCF Eagle Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – November 13, 2010 – Walt Disney World Company was selected as one of three Corporate Recognition Award recipients during the 2010 Eagle Awards Ceremony hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.  The event pays tribute to outstanding minority entrepreneurs in the Central Florida Community.  Celebrating its …

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Meet the Team -

About Minority Business Development Our primary mission is to support the growth, development, expansion, and increased utilization of minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs). We build solid partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships with minority-based businesses, community leaders, organizations and professional associations. Through these relationships, we foster a company-wide atmosphere of support and appreciation for the value diversity brings …

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MBD Process -

Who We Are Minority Business Development’s primary mission is to support the growth, development, expansion, and increased utilization of minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs). MBD identifies the firms, vendors and resources that will best fit and add value to the Disney brand. The “Award-Winning” program goes beyond solely creating access for MWBEs. MBD works …

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