Latondra Newton
Latondra Newton

Latondra Newton has quit her chief diversity officer job at Walt Disney Co. to pursue other endeavors, according to a memo from Sonia Coleman, chief human resources office.

She joined Disney in 2017 from Toyota, where she handled its DEI program.

Coleman said Newton “inspired countless cast members and employees to bring about lasting change and to help create a world where we can all feel safe and we all belong.”

She isdedicated to ensuring every person sees themselves and their life experiences represented in a meaningful and authentic way.”

A search for Newton’s replacement is under way.

Disney is in the midst of corporate layoffs.