2020 Year in ReviewWilliams2021-01-05T20:42:20+00:00

To our entire community:
In a year when the world is facing so many challenges, Disability:IN is grateful for you.

Together, we recognized the impact of the 30th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act by launching “Are You IN?”  A campaign highlighting that we all have a role to play in building an inclusive global economy.

We end this year with a commitment to do more – through our Inclusion Works program, we have pledged to hire at least 160,000 people with disabilities by 2023, doubling our current number of hires.

We encourage all Fortune 1000 and AmLaw 200 to do more and take the first step by registering for the Disability Equality Index. This comprehensive benchmarking tool outlines measurable, tangible actions towards disability inclusion and equality. Registration is open until January 29th, 2021.

Your Disability:IN family is sending warm wishes to you for a Happy New Year!

To another successful year, 

Jill & the Disability:IN team

Building Inclusive Companies & Driving Hires

Inclusion Works companies have hired over 80,000 new employees with disabilities as of September 2020, a 53% increase from 52,138 new hires last year.

We’re committing to increasing the total new hires of individuals with disabilities over the next three years to 160,000 in 2023.

Intersectionality: Empowering over 1,000 NextGen Leaders

59% People of Color59%

People of Color

“Disability:IN changed everything for me. They equipped me with necessary skills, taught me how to advocate for myself, and opened countless doors. Disability:IN helped me find my voice in a world that often silenced me.”

–Julia H., Communications Intern, Voya Financial

“Being a part of the NextGen Program has opened many doors for me. It gave me the opportunity to explore different fields and to be able to network with others in many different areas. I value everything that the NextGen Program stands for.”

–Candace R., Fidelity Investments

2020 NextGen Leader of the Year

“Disability inclusion means that the voices of employees with disabilities are included—that they are heard, and we are taking active steps to address their concerns and needs.

Disability inclusion means the employees with disabilities work ethic is valued more than their disability—no matter what they look like or how ‘different’ they may appear.”

–Zarin Hamid, NextGen ’19, Security Associate at PNC

The DOBE Network Grew by 40%

Disability:IN certified suppliers’ employ people with disabilities 6-7 times the rate of their non-DOBE peers.

Among participating companies, Self-Identification rates grew from 3.5% to 5.5%

DEI Participant Growth

Mental Health


Highlighting the talent of people with disabilities for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Learn more… about NDEAM

Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD

Aided accessibility projects by compiling resources to get started and improve #a11y. Learn more… about GAAD

We all have a role to play in building an inclusive global economy. Begin your roadmap to disability inclusion with tools like the DEI. Are You IN? Join IN the campaign

Modernizing the DEI

Recapping the 2020 Conference: #DisabilityAdvantage



20+Countries Represented

3Fortune 500 CEOs

600NextGen Leader Connections

250DOBE Connections

The 2020 Inclusion Awards Winners

Local Affiliates
The Disability:IN local affiliates across the nation are the heartbeat of the organization, driving the mission of disability inclusion forward by working with partners on the ground. Check out the Affiliate Event Calendar for local events happening in your area.

48 CEOs are IN!

The Disability:IN CEO to CEO letter asks Fortune 1000 CEO’s to commit to advancing disability equality and inclusion. These 48 announced signatories have committed to advance disability inclusion, to encourage other CEOs to join IN, and to leverage the DEI.

Thank you to all the signatories for your partnership and for joining IN!

Aron Ain, Chairman & CEO, UKG
José (Joe) E. Almeida, Chairman, President & CEO, Baxter International Inc.
Carl S. Armato, President & CEO, Novant Health
Corie Barry, CEO, Best Buy
Marc Benioff, Chair & CEO, Salesforce
Frank Bisignano, President & CEO, Fiserv, Inc.
Jean-Michel Boers, President & CEO, and US Country Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
Greg Braca, President & CEO, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
Giovanni Caforio, Chairman & CEO, Bristol Myers Squibb
Marc Casper, Chairman, President & CEO, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Andy Cecere, Chairman & CEO, U.S. Bancorp
David Cordani, President & CEO, Cigna Corporation
Steve Demetriou, Chair & CEO, Jacobs
Marvin R. Ellison, President & CEO, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Pat Esser, President & CEO, Cox Communications, Inc.
Thomas F. Farrell, Chairman, President & CEO, Dominion Energy, Inc.
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., President & CEO, Mayo Clinic
Andreas Fibig, Chairman & CEO, IFF
Beth Ford, President & CEO, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Kelly Grier, US Chair & Americas Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Roger Hochschild, President & CEO, Discover Financial Services
Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
Margaret Keane, CEO, Synchrony
Gary C. Kelly, Chairman & CEO, Southwest Airlines Co.
Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, President, Bayer US
Charles F. Lowrey, Chairman & CEO, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Mike Mahoney, Chairman & CEO, Boston Scientific
Paul Markovich, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California
Geoff Martha, CEO, Medtronic
Rodney Martin, Chairman & CEO, Voya Financial
Doug McMillon, CEO, Walmart Inc.
Larry Merlo, President & CEO, CVS Health
Mark Mondello, CEO, Jabil Inc.
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President & CEO for Centene, Centene Corporation
Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman & CEO , State Street Corporation
Mark Pearson, CEO, Equitable Holdings
Douglas L. Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global
Brad Preber, CEO, Grant Thornton LLP
Jim Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Old National Bank
Tim Ryan, US Chair & Senior Partner, PwC
Mike Sievert, President & CEO, T-Mobile
Vince Sorgi, President & CEO, PPL Corporation
Bob Swan, CEO, Intel Corporation
Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture
Mike Swinford, CEO, NuMotion
Robert N. Trunzo, President & CEO, CUNA Mutual Group
Sherri Turpin, CEO, ZVRS and Purple Communications
ESG Investing and Commitments to Inclusion

30 Investors are IN!

Investors representing more than $2.8 trillion in combined assets, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, are calling on companies they invest in to create inclusive workplaces that can benefit from employing the millions of talented people with disabilities who remain underrepresented in the workforce. View the joint statement.

Thank you to all the signatories for your partnership and for joining IN!

Bank of America
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
Rodney O. Martin, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Voya Financial, Inc.
Dieter Waizenegger, Executive Director, CtW Investment Group
Christopher J. Ailman, FSA, Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
Scott M. Stringer, New York City Comptroller
Tobias Read, Oregon State Treasurer
Shawn T. Wooden, Connecticut State Treasurer
Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
Deborah B. Goldberg, Massachusetts State Treasurer
Joseph M. Torsella, Pennsylvania State Treasurer
Thomas “Thom” Williams, Executive Director, Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii
Richard Trumka, President, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Xander den Uyl, Vicechair, Pension Fund PWRI, The Netherland
William H. Apfel, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Boston Trust Walden
Seth Magaziner, Rhode Island State Treasurer
Sheila Morgan-Johnson, Executive Director, District of Columbia Retirement Board
Clifton S. Robbins, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Harbour Group, L.P.
Beth Pearce, Vermont State Treasurer
Brian Bodager, Chief Executive Officer, The Pension Boards-UCC, Inc.
Matthew W. Patsky, Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Asset Management LLC
Boston Common Asset Management
Carole Liable, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Impact Investments LLC
Avera Health
Matt Nacard, Chief Executive Officer, Ethical Partners Fund Management
Julie Hammerman, Executive Director, JLens
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sister Jean Steffes CSA, General Superior, Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Aberdeen SD
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Thank You to Our 2020 Presenting Partners

Welcome to New 2020 Partners

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