Anne Sweeney

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  • Mother and Neurodiverse and Disability Inclusion Advocate
  • Current Board of Directors at Netflix, LEGO, the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, The Getty Museum, Harvard Deans Distinguished Fellow at HGSE
  • Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney|ABC Television Group (1996-2015)
  • Chairman and CEO, FX Networks



Netflix and LEGO Board of Directors member Anne Sweeney is highly sought-after for her ability to envision new opportunities for businesses to gain strategic advantage. After receiving her Master’s in Education from Harvard University, Anne went on to work with Nickelodeon, and served as the Chairman and CEO of FX Networks. She served as the Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks and President of the Disney|ABC Television Group, focusing on her lifelong commitment to entertain and educate children. As the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum, Anne is a passionate advocate for neurodiverse and disability inclusion, sharing actionable insights for inclusion in the workplace with groups across industries.

Anne sits on the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, The Getty Museum, and is a Deans Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has previously served on the boards of The Fulfillment Fund, the Board of Visitors for UCLA Anderson, AFI, as well as the Special Olympics. In informative and inspiring talks, Anne offers a compelling call to action expanding our ideas about inclusion, how to shift workplace culture, and the numerous benefits of inclusivity for our teams, organizations, and communities.

 

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Actionable Insights for Disability and Neurodiversity Inclusion in the Workplace

In this informative and inspiring panel, individuals and organizations will learn how workplaces can shift to a more inclusive culture, the compelling business case for expanding inclusion, and the significant benefits of a neurodynamic workplace culture for all people. ...

In this informative and inspiring panel, individuals and organizations will learn how workplaces can shift to a more inclusive culture, the compelling business case for expanding inclusion, and the significant benefits of a neurodynamic workplace culture for all people.

How to Win the War for Talent: Employing Neurodiverse People & People with Disabilities

As competition increases for top talent at organizations and companies of all kinds, individuals and groups can increase not only productivity but also employee satisfaction by recruiting neurodiverse and disabled employees. In this high-impact panel, organizations will tackle how to create a more n ...

As competition increases for top talent at organizations and companies of all kinds, individuals and groups can increase not only productivity but also employee satisfaction by recruiting neurodiverse and disabled employees. In this high-impact panel, organizations will tackle how to create a more neurodynamic culture for true inclusion.

Hidden Disabilities, Hidden Opportunities

In this informative and impactful panel, audiences will be inspired and informed about how to recruit and welcome neurodynamic individuals for stronger teams, companies, and workplace cultures. ...

In this informative and impactful panel, audiences will be inspired and informed about how to recruit and welcome neurodynamic individuals for stronger teams, companies, and workplace cultures.

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Former Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Anne Sweeney parlayed her Master’s in Education from Harvard University into a lifelong commitment to entertain and to educate children.  She is the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum, further strengthening her commitment to inclusion.  Anne is active in organizations both inside and outside the entertainment industry. 

Anne has served on the boards of The Fulfillment Fund, the Board of Visitors for UCLA Anderson, AFI, and the Special Olympics. 

Anne is sought-out for her ability to envision new opportunities for businesses to gain strategic advantage. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Netflix, LEGO, the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, The Getty Museum, and a Deans Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.