Overseeing the day-to-day management of Disney’s three streaming services—Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+—to make accessing entertainment easier than ever is just the tip of the iceberg for Campbell. This year alone, the company launched its international general entertainment offering, Star, across Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. And just this fall, Star+ launched in Latin America, building on the work done with Disney+ while offering expanded features and design. Also, for the first time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was expanded to the small screen, with “WandaVision,” “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki.” Heading back to the office after a break? “It is important to remember that what you bring to the table is more than just professional skills. Your life skills, perspectives, and experiences are equally powerful and valuable as a team leader and contributor,” she says.
What’s one way your company has broadened the recruiting process to ensure greater diversity?
I’m proud to share within our segment at Disney we made a commitment to convert 75 percent of our intern population each summer given the strong level of representation in this group for underrepresented minorities. Coupling this commitment from our partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), we have seen a step change in our ability to recruit Black and African American students across our company. Additionally, last summer we announced to employees our plans to deepen its existing engagement with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU)s. We have a program called “Disney on the Yard” that is part of the Company’s Black Employee and Consumer Experience initiative to address workforce, culture and market opportunities. By partnering more closely with HBCUs, we’re continuing to build a robust, long-term pipeline of Black talent through the development of student internships, mentorship opportunities, and inclusive hiring practices.
Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
I think it is important to remember that what you bring to the table is more than just professional skills. Your life skills, perspectives, and experiences are equally powerful and valuable as a team leader and contributor.