Making sure people with disabilities can work is a passion of mine. This cause has special significance for me because I have struggled with congenital orthopedic issues for many years. I have dedicated my career to building corporate accessibility programs designed to drive inclusion and outreach for people with disabilities. Helping those with disabilities stay in the workforce became even more difficult when the COVID-19 pandemic closed much of the world in 2020. For many, remote work has become a welcome change. But for those with disabilities, it has become another hurdle to overcome.
As the country grapples with a pandemic, a racial equality movement and now, civil unrest, business leaders yearn to get back on the road to stability—and fast. This year, CEOs and investors are expected to intensify their focus on the “S” of ESG activities (environmental, social and governance investing), according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report.
Sam Latif is an incredible woman who has refused to let being blind hold her back. From being the first woman in her family to go to university to moving from Scotland to London on her own to work for P&G, her story is one of resilience and resourcefulness. And now she’s using her passion to improve the lives of other blind people around the world.
For Kimberly-Clark employee Jim King, his work with Common Ground Outdoor Adventures has given him a different perspective on how we define success, and what it means to lead with care.
Jim King never takes his ability to walk, see or hear for granted. For the past three years, he has volunteered as a ski coach with Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, which provides life-enhancing outdoor recreation for over 3,600 youth and adults in Utah with disabilities.
For the fourth year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities, as part of the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. Top-scoring businesses — scoring 80 percent or higher — are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
If your travels have taken you through Chicago O'Hare International Airport anytime since October 2019, you may have had a friendly, caring and jovial exchange with Daniel Smrokowski. Daniel is one of four Service Ambassadors thanks to our ongoing partnership with Special Olympics. This inaugural ambassador program aims to provide Special Olympic athletes employment opportunities within our operation, affording them a unique and meaningful career.
Grant supports the organization’s Culinary Institute for individuals with disabilities
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.,July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/– CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has made a donation to The Arc of the Bay, a nonprofit organization based in Lynn Haven, FL that provides support and opportunities for adults with disabilities.
For the sixth year in a row, Merck has been recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). This is the third year that the company has earned a top score in the DEI ratings.