Disney Reskills a Diverse Range of
High-Potential Employees Into Critical Roles
Walt Disney Company, one the world’s most innovative media companies, started a program that transitioned 20 employees into software engineers.
Disney wanted to increase diversity in its technology organization while also adequately filling key software engineering roles.
We joined forces with Disney to launch Creating Opportunities for Diverse Engineers (CODE): Rosie, a best-of-the-best reskilling program for non-technical women employees. We interviewed hundreds of applicants, yet only the top candidates went through our rigorous software engineering program at Disney’s Burbank campus.
“When you do something authentically, for the right reasons, that is maybe a little different from the way we’ve tried things before, it tends to have these ripple effects in the organization. And that’s what I’ve really loved about the [CODE: Rosie] program.”