- December 3, 2021
Disney selects Susan E. Arnold as its first female board chair
Walt Disney Co. has declared that Susan E. Arnold will succeed Robert Iger as chairman of the board, the first…
Walt Disney Co. has declared that Susan E. Arnold will succeed Robert Iger as chairman of the board, the first time a woman has stood firm on the position at the organization, successful December 31st.
Arnold, a 14-year member of the Disney board, will hope to draw upon her experience with executive positions at Procter and Gamble and the Carlyle Group and as a director of McDonald’s as she accepts a lead role in exploring one of the world’s biggest media organizations. Iger, who was additionally CEO from 2005 to 2020, extended Disney’s profile significantly through a progression of acquisitions that included Pixar Animation and Marvel Entertainment. He was prevailed as CEO by Bob Chapek in 2020.
Chapek and Arnold are entrusted with driving Disney during a period of huge change and vulnerability in media outlets. The beginning phases of the pandemic negatively affected Disney as amusement parks and theaters were covered, however they have generally resumed. Disney has as of late centered around real time features and making its substance socially applicable.
Disney has tried to rethink how its female characters act and act, trading damsels trouble for independent, strong and various characters that praise female aspiration.
Models incorporate the film Mulan which presented a person who shuns turning into a lady and masks herself as a man, turning the “knight-in-shining-armor” saying on its head as she saves male characters. Later Disney characters like Merida, in the film Brave, and Moana are solid characters also and are, remarkably, without adoration interests. Indeed, even Cinderella, in its most recent, not really set in stone to graph her own predetermination.