In their efforts to address diversity and inclusion, companies and government agencies have drawn more attention to increasing representation of marginalized or underrepresented groups within both leadership and the organization’s workforce as a whole.
Many of those calls have come from company coalitions that seek to hold each other and other organizations accountable. In their letter to the SEC, Congresswoman Waters and Senator Brown referenced the Joint Investor Statement on Disability Inclusion — a letter spearheaded by Disability:IN, an advocacy group that has engaged more than 400 corporate partners on disability inclusion. The statement encouraged companies to actively recruit people with disabilities, create a supplier diversity program, adopt a proactive disability accommodations policy, and more.
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