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CNBC: Hybrid working will now allow more people with disabilities to enter labor force, Ted Kennedy Jr. says

(CNBC) Ted Kennedy Jr., co-chair of the Disability Equality Index and board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities, told CNBC that companies’ changing views toward remote-working and hybrid-working following the Covid-19 pandemic will allow more people with disabilities to enter the labor force.

2021-09-19T15:58:20+00:00September 17th, 2021|In the News|

Bloomberg: Nasdaq Urged to Widen Diversity Rules by Disability Activists

Activists are pushing Nasdaq Inc. to expand its proposed board-diversity rules to include people with disabilities. The exchange operator’s planned regulations are currently too narrow and should be amended, Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities said in comment letters submitted jointly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. [...]

2021-03-08T18:48:57+00:00February 23rd, 2021|In the News|

Axios: Scoop: Nasdaq facing pressure to expand board diversity mandate

"The Nasdaq’s historic diversity proposal is being called too narrow by activists who say it was a “colossal mistake” to exclude disability from the list, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The tension highlights a key challenge in the unprecedented push to diversify corporate America's top decision-makers: There's no universal [...]

2021-03-08T18:44:34+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Business Case, In the News|

Tearsheet: “You want the right people to come in and say, ‘I think I can do this job’”: What banks are doing to hire more neurodiverse employees

"You can’t think outside the box if you’re only hiring boxes. Banks and other financial firms are realizing that hiring neurodiverse candidates isn’t just something they can do to get PR points, but a genuine way to outperform competitors. Companies that have been actively incorporating neurodiversity into their culture [...]

The Huffington Post: How To Teach Kids To Stop Staring At People Who Look Different Than Them

“One of parents’ biggest jobs is to teach their children etiquette. Not, like, the rules of fine dining (though kudos to any parents of young children who’ve mastered that). But the really big, foundational stuff. How do children show people respect as they move through their days and lives? [...]

2021-03-08T18:44:55+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Etiquette, In the News|

SHRM: “As technology advances and attitudes change, job opportunities increase for people with disabilities”

“As technology advances and attitudes change, job opportunities increase for people with disabilities. Even with the pandemic ravaging the workforce, Disability:IN's members collectively hired almost 28,000 disabled workers last year, a 53 percent increase over 2019. Over the last five years, the number of organizations participating in Disability:IN's Disability [...]

2021-03-08T18:45:07+00:00February 2nd, 2021|In the News|

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) Guest Blog Post: How Disability Inclusion Builds Sustainable Companies

By: Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN for Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) 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 [...]

2021-03-08T18:46:00+00:00January 22nd, 2021|DEI Best Practices, In the News|


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