International Women’s Day at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Celebrates International Women’s Day

A two-day event dedicated to gender equality and diversity for Cast Members (employees) at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris kicks off a two-day event hosting leadership conferences and workshops for its 16,000 Cast Members in celebration of International Women’s Day and raising awareness to the importance of diversity and gender equality in the workplace.  As part of the event, Cast Members have the opportunity to hear from inspirational and influential speakers, such as French chef Hélène Darroze, French journalist and author Florence Servan-Schreiber and other Disneyland Paris leaders, while also providing networking opportunities and the ability for both women and men to share their stories.

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Female empowerment shared with young women belonging to well-known organizations

The event also offers the opportunity for Disneyland Paris to highlight its strong sense of commitment to citizenship by inviting four influential organizations focused on inspiring young women to reach their greatest potential. Associations Apprentis d’Auteuil, Elles Bougent, Rêv’Elles, and Sport dans la Ville are part of several workshops where participants had the opportunity to hear from Disneyland Paris leaders in various fields as well as participate in a pastry workshop with Disneyland Paris chefs.

Diversity and gender equality, two pillars of Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Cast Members are at the heart of the guest experience, in our parks, on stage, in our hotels and backstage, forming a cosmopolitan community that consists of 100 nationalities and 20 different languages spoken. Disneyland Paris is committed to providing an environment based on diversity and gender equality – two core company values.

Women represent 49% of Cast Members at Disneyland Paris, of which 81% are on a permanent contract.  They are represented in some 500 different roles in fields as varied as metal fabrication, fire and rescue, maintenance, show design, glassblowing, IT, engineering and development.


Disneyland Paris also recently launched a committee, D ELLES P, designed to inspire and raise the awareness of the benefits of gender diversity in the workplace. With 20 members (16 women and 4 men), the committee focuses on multiple goals including: reflecting the existing diversity amongst our guests and Cast Members, providing a positive environment that enables gender equality through a series of tangible measures, supporting the personal and professional development of all women, facilitating social networking and promoting coaching groups.

Speakers at the conferences

Hélène Darroze, famous French chef with 2 Michelin stars, owner of several restaurants in Paris and throughout the world.
Florence Servan-Schreiber, French journalist, author and speaker on positive psychology (Power Patate – You have superpowers).

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