Walt Disney Animation Studios appoints Brandy Fisher-Blood as Head – Diversity & Inclusion Strategies

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the appointment of Brandy Fisher-Blood as Head – Diversity & Inclusion Strategies.

“I was 8 [years] old when the first BIPOC Disney Princess hit the big screen and no words can express how it felt to [finally] see an animated Disney character resemble me on TV, in stores, on lunchboxes at school, on t-shirts at the playground, and much more,” said Brandy Fisher-Blood.

She added, “With that in mind, it is truly a dream come true to now get the opportunity to work in a role where I will help to ensure others from underrepresented groups get to share those feelings of joy and belonging that 8 [year] old me had when they see a character that resembles them up on the big screen, or perhaps the inspiration felt when they see a BIPOC senior leader with a seat at the table.”

In this role, she will oversee the diversity and inclusion strategies of Walt Disney Animation Studios, and will serve as the primary strategic consultant to HR partners, business leaders, as well as creative leaders such as Producers, Directors and production leadership, along with the internal employee resource group.