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NJBIZ: 19 NJ companies earn top scores on 2022 Disability Equality Index

2022-09-10T15:43:30-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Disability:IN, in collaboration with the American Association of People with Disabilities, recently released the 2022 Disability Equality Index at the organization’s 2022 Global Conference in Dallas, which took place July 18 to 21.  A record 415 companies participated in this year’s DEI, a 30% increase from the 319 companies in 2021. Of those, 335 earned

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HR Dive: Disability Equality Index shows uptick in CEOs with disabilities

2022-08-10T02:52:48-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Employers have recognized that wellness resources are a form of disability affirmation, the report noted. This year’s Disability Equality Index presents a notable upward trend: 126 companies reported having a senior executive that is known internally as being a person with a disability. This is up from 99 execs in the 2021 Disability Equality Index.

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Vogue Business: Gucci Disrupts Disability Inclusion

2022-08-02T18:34:54-04:00July 20th, 2022|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Capsule collections have helped make adaptive fashion more mainstream, and a handful of brands are adding more inclusive HR policies, but Gucci is thinking far more broadly. The luxury house hopes to create systems change, a disruptive approach to disability inclusion that could benefit all customers. The luxury industry has often excluded disabled people both

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Starbucks Announces Plans for More Inclusive Stores

2022-04-26T23:23:49-04:00March 17th, 2022|Accommodations, DEI Best Practices, Digital Accessibility, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Starbucks is hoping to create more inclusive environments by adding 1,000 Starbucks Community Stores, which are led by employees who directly connect to the initiative or cause of that store. The stores, which number 150 today, strive to provide programming and experiences that support economic opportunity in communities and create pathways to opportunity for employees,

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CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion

2022-09-27T07:55:31-04:00January 29th, 2022|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, Global, Press Releases|

Join INEmail InquiryCEO Letter on Disability InclusionView Official Letter. Understanding that we are all operating in an unprecedented environment with multiple, competing interests for the time and attention of the CEO, we are writing to you – from a CEO to CEO perspective – to ask for your much-needed help in advancing equality and inclusion

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Let’s Celebrate Disability in the Workplace

2021-11-02T07:06:25-04:00October 1st, 2021|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN|

Originally posted as LinkedIn Article by Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN. Follow Jill on LinkedIn here. In my discussions I always talk about how disability is the missing piece in the global conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion.  In fact, there are 1.3 billion people with disabilities around the globe and I’m one of

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Partner Spotlight: Marriott International

2021-10-04T13:27:33-04:00September 2nd, 2021|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, Partner Spotlight|

Marriott International has always focused on welcoming all – from our guests to our associates to our hotel owners and suppliers, regardless of race, nationality, gender, gender identity, age or ability. Open arms are in our DNA, which is only natural for a hospitality company. Working closely with the disability community, we are currently developing

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The 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2021-09-30T10:08:18-04:00July 26th, 2021|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, Press Releases and Announcements|

From Jill Houghton, Disability:IN President & CEO It has been 31 years since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act – a landmark federal law that protects the rights of all people with disabilities. Globally, people with disabilities represent over one billion people or 15% of the population. We are 1 in 5 Americans,

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2021 Disability Inclusion Findings in the ‘New Normal’

2021-09-15T15:23:10-04:00July 19th, 2021|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, Press Releases and Announcements|

From Jill Houghton, Disability:IN President & CEO We just wrapped up our 24th annual global Disability:IN conference, or what we call our family reunion. Not even a global pandemic could keep us away from each other. In fact, the pandemic has brought us closer together and we gathered with over 4,000 business leaders with disabilities

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