Disney Signs on as Women in Animation’s First Official Corporate Sponsor
May 3, 2016
Walt Disney Animation Studios has come on board as the first corporate sponsor for Women in Animation.
“While Disney Animation has long supported WIA, reaching back to when the organization was founded in the early ’90s, the studio’s generous contributions since the relaunch of WIA back in 2013 — including staff support, programming and other resources — has been especially beneficial,” says Marge Dean, co-president of WIA.
The sponsorship will help the organization host monthly events, expand its mentorship program and help with the development of its legacy and archive program. Disney’s support will also help the organization continue to raise awareness about its 50-50 by 2025 initiative, which aims to see half of all creative jobs in animation held by women within the next decade.