A Pixar Short Film Shows Why Companies Struggle With Workplace Diversity

264f8c45-d452-4959-b297-5d6fe68047df-screen-shot-2019-02-04-at-20550-pmThe eight-minute film, titled Purl, emphasizes the importance of workplace inclusivity and diversity. Writer and director, Kristen Lester, used her own experiences in the animation industry for Purl's story. 

“It’s based on my experience being in animation”, says Lester, “my first job, I was like the only woman in the room and so in order to do the thing that I loved, I sort of became one of the guys. Then, I came to Pixar and I started to work on teams with women for the first time and that actually made me realise how much of the female aspect of myself I had sort of buried and left behind”.

This film emphasizes complaints about male-dominated industries and how they're still way behind in terms of hiring diverse teams, publicly reporting those figures, and properly onboarding a new employee. HR managers believe those things are key to preventing toxic or alienating work cultures. 

Watch Purl's first day at B.R.O Capital, below! 

Recent Posts

The Power of Compassion: Building Therapeutic Relationships with Patients
In the bustling world of healthcare, amidst the flurry of medical charts, diagnostic tests, and treatment plans, it's easy to overlook one of the most potent tools in a Nurse's arsenal; compassion....
Read More
FNU Receives Inclusive Excellence, Belonging, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Award
Versailles, Ky. – Frontier Nursing University (FNU), located in Versailles, Ky., was announced as the private college and university recipient of the 2023 Inclusive Excellence, Belonging, and...
Read More
The Heartbeat of Healthcare: Embracing the Noble Journey of Nursing
Within the vast world of healthcare, Nurses serve as beacons of compassion, knowledge, and strength.They are the unsung heroes, the caregivers who hold the hands of the sick, the healers who bring...
Read More

Subscribe to Email Our Newsletter

Education_Award_Square