At Warner Bros. Discovery, we strive to create the world’s greatest content across film, television, sports, news, and games. And creating the world’s greatest content means having the world’s greatest team.
That’s defined not only by the work we produce but also by the way we get that work done – our Guiding Principles. Our Guiding Principles are who we are at our core and anchor our decisions. They guide our interactions with one another and determine the individuals who thrive here. They are unique to us and are what help us succeed as a team.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Delivering on one of our Guiding Principles to Champion Inclusion, Warner Bros. Discovery seeks to amplify the voices of global storytellers to reflect audiences around the world. We strive to promote diversity, remove barriers, and create space for all to share ideas and be heard. Creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging is imperative to our company’s success. Through embracing and empowering our talented, diverse workforce and creative teams, we remove barriers to opportunity, open access to our industry at all levels, and help shape the most inclusive and equitable world for all.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s global priorities include:
- Intentionally Inclusive – Our leaders and our people are responsible for championing inclusion and creating a safe environment that promotes curiosity, innovation, and ideas from all people.
- Pursuing Equity – Our commitment to equity is reflected in our policies, processes, and systems designed to accelerate and sustain DEI progress across the employee lifecycle (i.e., recruitment, retention, progression, and recognition).
- Authentic Storytelling & Inclusive Productions – Our content reflects our commitment to audience representation, and our productions promote access, equity, and safety for our employees, staff, and on-and off-camera talent.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion leadership team is overseen by its Chief Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, who reports directly to both the CEO and the Chief People & Culture Officer.
The DEI leadership team consists of regional teams and corporate teams working in partnership with each other. The regional teams are focused on partnering with internal and external stakeholders to address all DEI efforts needed across the different brands, business units and regions. The corporate teams develop the strategic approach to our content and production efforts, our pipeline of programs, and our workforce.
- Global Business Council: This council is tasked with overseeing the corporate and operational elements of our DEI strategy. Chaired by the Chief Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, the Council is comprised of global leaders from the Company’s sports, games, technology, revenue, and corporate groups.
- Creative Diversity Council: Includes the most senior leaders across Warner Bros. Discovery Studios & Networks and ensures DEI is woven throughout the creative and production process.
Our DEI functions are responsible for building leadership and individual capabilities around diversity, equity and inclusion by raising awareness and creating strategies that help to eliminate biases in decision making as well as support for underrepresented groups through allyship awareness. In addition, they drive our DEI impact by:
- Providing support for and resources to employees around the world to create awareness of global cultures, navigate social, community and personal challenges, and providing opportunities to create a truly inclusive working environment.
- Designing, marketing, and delivering celebrations, cultural awareness events and key diversity moments to create awareness and connect employees globally.
- Supporting the recruitment, retention, and progression of underrepresented talent globally by creating key programs, initiatives and strategies that drive positive outcomes.
- Partnering with multicultural leaders and civil rights groups across areas of shared focus.
- Working with market leaders to build in local nuances to ensure relevance and impact locally as well as global alignment.
Business Resource Groups
Business Resource Groups are an important part of Warner Bros. Discovery’s inclusion strategies focused on career, culture and connections created across the business. BRGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that unite based on shared characteristics, life experiences, purpose, and interests, and foster a diverse workplace and inclusive culture. Representing veterans, ethnic minorities, women, members of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community and more, the BRGs build community, drive authentic inclusion, develop leadership capabilities, and engage employees globally. We have 16 BRGs across the globe with approximately 7,000 members. BRG groups include VIBRAS, WAVE, BOLD, IndigeNext, Honor, WOW, Diverse Abilities, Pride, CORE, Ascend, Being, TechKnow, GoGreen, Village, Lingo, and Faith & Belief + Tikkun. Inclusive storytelling begins here, in the voices of our diverse employee population that influence and drive our business and content forward.
Creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging is imperative to our company’s success. Through embracing our talented diverse workforce and creative teams, we remove barriers to opportunity and open access to our industry at all levels.
To leverage our power as the industry’s best media company, empowering our workforce and storytellers to help shape the most inclusive and equitable world for all.
Generation: Global Workforce
Gender: Global Workforce
Race: U.S. Workforce
Race: U.S. Workforce Detail
Additional reporting on race and gender can be found in the 2021 EEO-1 data reports for the legacy companies of Discovery, Inc. and Warner Media.
Production Pipeline Programs
At Warner Bros. Discovery, we believe in authentic, meaningful connection – to each other, to culture, and to our consumer. That’s why we empower fearless storytellers who bring our world into focus – and create cultural touchstones with the power to draw us together. Through best-in-class talent development programs, mentorship, placement opportunities and industry exposure, WBD Access serves as a powerful conduit connecting underrepresented talent to our content and brands.
At Warner Bros. Discovery, one of the ways we build diversity in our entry-level candidate pipeline is through our corporate internship program. We form targeted partnerships with transformative industry partners in the U.S. and U.K., including: The Emma Bowen Foundation, T. Howard Foundation, Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Academy Gold, The Posse Foundation, Prep for Prep, Ladders for Leaders, BroadFutures, HBCU in LA, AnitaB.org, Media Trust, MyGWork, Employability, Kick It Out, Creative Spirit, Color Vision Creates, ReelWorks/MediaMKRS, The Center for Communication.
Human Capital Management
Benefits: Warner Bros Discovery offers a comprehensive set of benefits and perks to support employees in their personal and professional lives. Some program highlights include:
- Local medical, dental, and vision programs in many countries around the world.
- On-site wellness and fitness centers across several of our office locations.
- Family support programs. In the U.S., additional services include on-site childcare in certain offices, backup childcare services, family caregiver leave, adoption, surrogacy, and cryopreservation assistance, and more.
- Tools and resources to support the mental wellbeing of our employees and their dependents, including mental health counselors and 24/7 access to free, confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program administrators.
- Products and services to support financial wellbeing including financial planning tools, and a 401(k) savings plan in the U.S.
- Flexible work arrangements around the globe, allowing employees to better balance work and personal commitments.
Global Learning, Leadership & Organization Development
The Global Learning, Leadership & Organization Development team inspires, equips, and empowers our people to thrive. We put our employees’ needs at the heart of our thinking in every action and relationship we build. Programs and resources are accessible to everyone at whatever stage they are in their career.
Through our real-time, real-world development programs, we invite our people to unleash their creativity, enhance their performance, and accelerate their own growth and their team’s growth. To support our programs, we attract a diverse collection of internal and external coaches and learning experts, each skilled in delivering practical, actionable solutions.
In the spirit of providing continuous learning opportunities for all, we offer:
- Workplace Learning Communities: We offer online learning hubs to bring our employees the latest tools, resources, articles, videos and podcasts. We host live webinars with top speakers and authors and advertise the latest development opportunities —satisfying that quest for knowledge, growth and connection.
- Development “Sprints” and “Workouts”: Led by external experts and coaches, these interactive programs are available to all employee levels and address topics such as personal career development, energy management, team dynamics, communication skills, personal brand and influence.
- People Manager Development: We encourage our new and experienced people leaders around the world to attend programs that provide foundational people management skills to set managers up for success, drive results and empower their teams.
- Coaching: The right coach at the right time can help surface fresh insights, perspectives and solutions. Through a nomination process, employees have access to a 1:1 coaching platform, “Better Up.” For our more seasoned leaders, we have an impressive portfolio of hand-picked coaches who understand our culture and context.
- Academies: Our Academies are continuous learning programs focused on the ongoing or evolving needs of a specified team, department or organization and include exclusive learning material. Academies help foster more robust development while building a culture around learning, focusing objectives on the categorical needs of the organization.