Behind-the-Scenes

Universal Orlando Resort Celebrates Our Diversity in Pride Month

June 27, 2018
Pride Month Team Members

One of our core values at Universal Orlando Resort is to celebrate the diversity around us. We’re always seeking to honor and learn from our differences, and link together in our similarities. The vast diversity around us makes up the fabric of who we are as a company—it’s our people that make us a truly universal organization after all!

That’s why we have such a robust number of Team Member Resource Groups. These groups connect Team Members of similar interests and backgrounds and create opportunities to share our differences.

  • African American Network
  • Asian Pacific American Network
  • MyAbility Network
  • Out LGBT+ Network
  • Unidos Network
  • Veterans Network
  • Women’s Network

This past month, our Diversity & Inclusion team, together with Out at Universal Orlando Resort, hosted a variety of events focused on inclusion and learning opportunities in honor Pride Month. Members participated in a variety of community events around the city as well as hosting several panels on-site.

One in particular was our “Enlighten Your Potential” leadership panel. Here, Team Members shared about who they are and how they are growing their careers here.

Pride Month Panel

Here are some of the insights they shared at the panel about who they are as people, the amazing work they do, and the ways we all collaborate together.

“When I invite candidates to join our organization, I make sure they know that they are joining a diverse, safe space. It’s why I came here, and I’m thrilled to be building a team of people celebrating a culture of inclusion, which makes us all better.”

— Emily Dziuban

Senior Recruiter, Professional Talent Acquisition — Universal Creative

“As a leader in our organization, I feel a sense of responsibility to be a voice for our LGBT+ Team Members. I have always been able to be comfortable being who I am each and every day, because of our culture of inclusion.”

—Lisa Culham

Director Finance — Operational Revenue Merchandise

“Universal Orlando has been a great home for me for the past 8 years. I have grown so much here, not just professionally but personally as well. This place truly is where thrills are real and where you are part of the family that works to create such memorable experiences for our guests, the community and our Team Members.”

—Jonell Garcia

Senior Trainer — Talent Development

“We have the honor and pleasure to be in hospitality, service, tourism and entertainment, a business that is all about making people feel completely welcome so they can fully enjoy themselves. With that goal in mind, Out at Universal Olrando is here to ensure we are always making everyone feel at home when they visit our resort, especially our LGBT+ guests and Team Members. We welcome everyone to join us, especially our allies who have helped our teams grow as a business and as people.”

— Scott Seed

Director, Brand Management — Domestic, US and Canada

We are proud to be a place where so many come together to create unforgettable memories and thrilling experiences that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s serving guests, entertaining families, designing rides, planning unforgettable events, amazing vacations or hiring and connecting with the best talent out there, our Team Members are at the heart of it all.

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  • Reply Kate F. March 10, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Thank you for celebrating PRIDE. I got my “Love is Universal” magnet and sweatshirt last month.

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