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Rehab Management: More Companies Are Employing People with Disabilities in Leadership Roles, Per Disability:IN

2022-09-30T09:37:18-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

Disability:IN, the global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business, in collaboration with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), released the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI) recently at Disability:IN’s 2022 Global Conference in Dallas. The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for measuring disability inclusion in business. The 2022 DEI reveals

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New Haven Register: CT companies recognized as ‘Best Places to Work’ for disability inclusion

2022-09-21T01:53:30-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

Several companies headquartered in Connecticut earned 100 percent scores in the 2022 Disability Equality Index, which comprises one of the leading measures of the workplace inclusion of people with disabilities. Ridgefield-based Boehringer Ingelheim, Bloomfield-based Cigna, Stamford-based Gartner, Hartford-based The Hartford, Stamford-based Indeed, Stamford-based Synchrony and Hartford-based Travelers each received a score of 100, according to

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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 Brew: Despite progress toward inclusion, report finds few employees openly identify as disabled

2022-09-06T13:51:46-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

The Disability Equality Index examined progress in disability inclusion at work. Even as employers appear to make progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) employment numbers, the World Economic Forum reports that just 4% of global businesses prioritize disability inclusivity, despite 90% expressing a commitment to diversity, according to The Valuable 500. Disability:IN, an organization

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Axios: Communicators can drive disability inclusion

2022-08-29T18:03:25-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

July is Disability Pride Month. It’s also the month that Congress signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law in 1990. Why it matters: 26% of Americans have a disability, according to the CDC. That’s approximately 61 million, or one in four people. But how to effectively communicate with people with disabilities is often overlooked.

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Bloomberg Law: Disability Representation on Boards Is Up, Yet Inclusion Lags

2022-08-24T14:32:41-04:00August 3rd, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

An increase in people with disabilities in boardrooms and corporate leadership isn’t always translating to more inclusive workplaces for rank-and-file employees. Of the 415 companies that participated in the 2022 nonprofit Disability:IN’s Disability Equality Index Report, 30% have at least one senior executive who is disabled and 6% have someone who identifies as disabled serving

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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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CNBC: Amazon, Starbucks and Google among best places to work for professionals with disabilities

2022-08-02T18:34:53-04:00July 28th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

In 2021, 77% of workers with disabilities said their employer has done a better job supporting them since the pandemic started. Now, companies are building on that support, with significant increases in leadership and boardroom diversity, according to the 2022 Disability Equality Index report from Disability:IN, a global organization advocating for disability inclusion in the workplace. Continue reading on

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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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