DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We are passionately committed to building an inclusive and high-impact culture that inspires creativity, collaboration, coordination, accountability and trust. Our aspiration is not only to reflect the diversity of the communities we reach but also to be deliberate and disciplined in our growth behaviors as we strive for a better shared future. We’re proud to share our inaugural A+E Networks Diversity Report, aimed to give transparency and accountability as we move forward on this journey.
OUR DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY
Diversity represents the full spectrum of how we differ — including ethnicity, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.
DIVERSITY BENCHMARKING FOR A+E NETWORKS U.S. (AS OF END OF YEAR 2020)
The overall A+E Networks® population is 52% female, 48% male; and 65% white, 31% minority (includes 2 or more).
VICE PRESIDENT AND ABOVE
At V.P. level and above, the A+E Networks population is 53% female, 47% male; and 80% white, 17% minority (includes 2 or more).
BELOW VICE PRESIDENT
Below V.P. level, the A+E Networks population is 52% female, 48% male; and 61% white, 34% minority (includes 2 or more).
OUR APPROACH TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
It isn’t just one path but rather a combination of many that leads to meaningful change. We are focusing on employee-led initiatives; town halls; corporate social responsibility; and of course, our content. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is ongoing. Here’s our approach:
The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) works with our executive team to ensure A+E Networks builds a diverse, inclusive and high-impact internal culture and encourages our external partners to do the same. The DAC comprises several subcommittees focused on areas such as vendor diversity; global connectedness; and diversity in front of and behind the camera. Our Employee Resource Groups also form a part of the DAC team.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are communities that draw individuals together through common backgrounds and interests to connect, share, support, and learn from each other. Our ERGs include Pride @ A+E Networks; Black @ A+E Networks (BAE); Women; Asian Community Excellence (ACE); Familia; Prime Timers and Open Minds (mental health).
TOWN HALLS AND DISCUSSIONS
In our rotating, monthly series of internal-led town hall discussions — often featuring renowned cultural leaders — A+E Networks seeks to both educate and create an open and honest forum for listening and feedback on the many aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Resources for Change
We bring the best of A+E Networks to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges and inequities — combining creativity, capital, content and platforms to support underserved communities and provide opportunities for everyone. Visit now to read more about our company’s response to the issues of racial justice; organizations we support; and resources dedicated to addressing racism and structural inequality.Visit Now
What Does the Supply Base at A+E Networks Look Like?
So, you’re considering registering your diverse owned business with A+E Networks? What happens next? Learn more about our Global Supplier Diversity program and how we’re putting our purchasing dollars behind our core values.Visit Now
CONTENT FOR CHANGE
Learn more about the cross-brand content we are creating together to promote positive change and a better shared future.
A cross-brand and cross-platform initiative aimed at magnifying the voices of underrepresented groups through short-form content.Visit Now
A global initiative focused on supporting and developing female writers, producers and directors for all A+E Networks channels worldwide.Visit Now