For Fourth Consecutive Year, Booz Allen Hamilton Named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

Jul 11, 2018 1:35 PM ET
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Booz Allen Hamilton has received the top score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the fourth consecutive year and has again been named a “best place to work for disability inclusion” by the DEI.

The DEI is a joint initiative between American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, jointly designed by disability advocates and business leaders as the nation’s most trusted comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion. The Index measures key performance indicators across organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.

Cheryl Wade, diversity and inclusion lead at Booz Allen said, “Earning the DEI recognition for our efforts is a signal that Booz Allen’s employee value proposition is being realized by creating an inclusive culture that empowers those who are differently-abled to change the world.” Lindsay Adams Spinner, a senior consultant at the firm, added, “With forums, initiatives and internal groups within the firm, Booz Allen ensures that every employee group is represented and has a support system to back and advocate for them. I’ve found that the employee forums also offer the opportunity to connect with colleagues, foster meaningful relationships and achieve continuous career development.”

Now in its fourth year, the DEI has experienced nearly a 32% increase in year-over-year participation, signaling disability inclusion is on the rise across industries.  “AAPD is thrilled to see increased participation in this year’s DEI. The commitment to disability inclusion is becoming a priority for more and more corporations,” said Helena Berger, President and CEO of AAPD. "While we have made great strides since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the number of disabled individuals getting hired has not significantly increased. The DEI was created to help advance employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities."

Companies can register for the 2019 DEI at https://www.disabilityequalityindex.org/register.