Yvette Carter

Yvette Carter is a Human Resources professional at The Walt Disney Company, specifically working within the Walt Disney Television (WDT) division. In the Employee Relations department, she manages the discrimination and harassment prevention training of cast and crew of over 140 domestic and international television productions. In this role she is able to leverage her experience and passion for helping others by partnering with creative and production teams to create safe and comfortable environments for their crews.  In addition to helping create the Disney magic, Yvette is responsible for compliance training oversight of all 6500+ WDT corporate staff.  

Prior to working in Employee Relations, Yvette oversaw the development and facilitation of the new hire orientation program for WDT in Los Angeles and New York, as well as for remote employees throughout the country.  She was responsible for developing a Train-the-Trainer program, an initiative that provided opportunities for employees to strengthen their presentation skills and business acumen. In addition to delivering new hire orientation for The Walt Disney Company, she has facilitated numerous workshops on personal branding and career development.
Prior to working at WDT, Yvette worked in various entertainment positions at Fox and Showtime, and was also a casting director in her hometown of Philadelphia. Working at Mike Lemon Casting C.S.A. she cast over 1000+ commercials, industrials, and live action events.  

Yvette is a Temple University graduate, and also a certified Myers-Briggs© facilitator.  An active member of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, she enjoys traveling internationally and enjoys speaking a bit of Italian and Spanish. Ciao! 


Lisa M. Olives

As the President, of Fox Talkz Toastmasters it was my mission to invigorate the executive leaders of Fox Entertainment through a mutually beneficial alignment with the Fox Talkz group.  This lead me to create an 8 week program sponsored by Fox called APEX (Asian Pacific Entertainment Exchange) employee program to develop leadership and communication skills. Through that experience I learn so much about how others teach us about ourselves! Currently, I am an Associate Producer, Multi-Platform Marketing for FX Networks and the host of my own Podcast entitled "Rappers in my Backyard" where we talk about relationships, music and entertainment now streaming live Sundays on Youtube! It is my goal to create programs that empower others through education, motivation and communication!  My moto is: “Don’t allow your circumstances to determine who you are, but use those circumstances to motivate you to who you want to become”! 

Grace Sarria

Manager of Technical Recruitment for The Walt Disney Company where she focuses on growing
diverse engineering teams for Disney Streaming Services and Direct-to-Consumer & International segments. Having over 13 years of experience working with big brands such as American Express, National Geographic, FOX and The Walt Disney Company, Grace truly understands the impact a diverse workforce makes on the success of an organization. Being an advocate for underrepresented minorities in tech, she developed programs and strategies that increased the pipeline of entry level and middle management hires across the organization.  As a connector, Grace’s goal is to continue to create programs that will further build on the college to corporate pipeline for underrepresented communities.

Grace is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the University of Miami. She has lived on the East Coast the majority of her adult-life calling Miami, Washington, DC and most recently, Dallas her home.