Hsiung oversees more than 1000 hours of programming in both single camera and multi-camera formats at Disney. She leads a team managing production companies credited with a long line of critically acclaimed, award-winning series and movies for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. She also supports the ABC Family production team. On the diversity front, Hsiung is an executive leader for Disney ABC TV Group’s Global Workplace and Women’s initiative. “The more we can showcase characters and stories with diversity in mind, the better we can find common ground,” says Hsiung, who champions diverse players behind the scenes to tell those stories.

What’s your biggest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?

In an episode of Girl Meets World we tell a story about Autistic Spectra Disorder. The characters are celebrated for their uniqueness. They are accepted by friends and family for who they are. The episode is special to me because we are accepting each other for our gifts and our challenges.

How can cable better support diversity?

The more we can showcase characters and stories with diversity in mind, the better we can find common ground. Our responsibility is to find diverse voices behind the camera to tell those stories.

How do you define success?

My wish for my son is health and happiness. That is my simple definition of success.

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