Diversity & Inclusion
In Our Industry
In addition to Discovery’s direct efforts to make a positive impact in our local communities and on the planet, the company also works with media industry peers to grow and diversify our industry, and leverage our collective power to address important issues. Discovery and its employees participate in a variety of industry organizations that help to ensure that the media industry is at the forefront in promoting and celebrating diversity, attracting the best talent, and supporting educational and awareness programs that make a positive impact.
Some of the industry organizations that Discovery and its employees work with include:
- Women in Cable Television (WICT)
- Walter Kaitz Foundation
- The Cable Center
- National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)
- The Emma L. Bowen Foundation
- T. Howard Foundation
- Careers In Entertainment
Employee Resource Groups
Discovery’s view of diversity is informed by the notion that everyone is diverse for a variety of reasons. While our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are comprised along the lines of more traditional diversity, the employees who champion them cross those boundaries. At Discovery, ERGs aren’t only about affinity for and affiliation with a specific interest, they’re also about appreciation for the diversity those groups represent. The leaders and members of our ERGs know that the color of a person’s skin, their gender, their age, and their sexual orientation don’t define them, and therefore the groups that they voluntarily participate in don’t either.
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Asian Cultural Alliance
The Asian Cultural Alliance aims to champion Asian American employees within Discovery by providing leadership opportunities, focusing on professional development efforts and programs, and highlighting contributions of Asian American employees internally and externally.
Black Cultural Alliance
The Black Cultural Alliance initiatives are designed to support Discovery’s strategic business objectives, to ensure a strong pipeline of talented, high-performing individuals of African descent, and to positively impact the communities in which BCA members live and work.
Discovery Veterans Group
The Veterans Group serves as Discovery’s connection to the military community through outreach programs and recruitment initiatives. Our presence in the military community strengthens Discovery’s position as an all-inclusive, progressive media company, and provides internal Veterans with professional networking and mentoring opportunities.
Discovery’s priDe employee resource group is for LGBT staff and their allies working to support inclusion, recruitment, retention, development and advancement. priDe serves as a resource to the company for internal, external, on-air and off-air matters related to LGBT issues in both the media industry and general corporate environment.
Generation Discovery (genD)
GenD serves as a resource group for Discovery’s early career employees, encouraging its members from around the globe to develop professionally through leadership skills, industry knowledge and cross-divisional relationships.
Women’s Leadership Network
The Women’s Leadership Network aims to foster a strong association among the women of Discovery and their peers, to provide resources for leadership and professional development, and to act as a catalyst for high-performance execution both at an individual level and company-wide.
Discovery Family Forum
Discovery Family Forum aims to create an inclusive network promoting support and understanding to enhance the lives of Discovery’s working parents and caregivers by: exchanging ideas, resources and experiences, empowering one another, and encouraging opportunities for internal and external recognition.
ableD aims to provide support, increased visibility and resources for Discovery employees and their families while promoting disability awareness throughout the Discovery community. ableD supports and recognizes all forms of disabilities, both seen and unseen.
unidaD aims to provide a support system for Latino and Hispanic Discovery employees while raising the cultural awareness throughout the greater Discovery community. unidaD also aims to support Discovery’s business initiatives through partnering with Discovery networks to provide research, development and programming input as needed. unidaD will serve as a forum and resource for employees who self-identify as Latino or Hispanic and those with genuine curiosity, respect and interest in the culture and history.