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NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Joins AAPD and Disability:IN in Calling on Nasdaq to Include “Disability” in “Diversity”

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Victor Calise, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, joined AAPD and Disability:IN to advocate for "disability" to be included in the Nasdaq's definition of "diverse" for its listing rules. This was prompted by Nasdaq's "Notice of Filing of Proposed [...]

2021-02-26T20:52:14+00:00February 26th, 2021|Business Case, Press Releases and Announcements|

Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission From AAPD & Disability:IN

Download PDF version February 2, 2021Allison Lee Acting Chair Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street, NE Washington, DC 20549-1090 Re: #SR-NASDAQ-2020-081 Dear Acting Chairwoman Lee, We write to you on behalf of the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN, two of the [...]

2021-02-26T02:36:18+00:00February 26th, 2021|Business Case, Press Releases and Announcements|

Letter to Nasdaq From AAPD & Disability:IN

Download PDF version February 17, 2021Adena T. FriedmanPresident and Chief Executive OfficerNasdaq151 W. 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10036Re: SR#-NASDAQ-2020-081Dear Ms. Friedman,We write to you on behalf of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, two of the nation’s leading disability 501(c)(3) not-for-profit [...]

2021-02-26T20:05:47+00:00February 26th, 2021|Business Case, Press Releases and Announcements|

Nasdaq pushed to add disabled people to its board diversity proposal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two organizations representing people with disabilities asked Nasdaq Inc on Tuesday to be more inclusive in the exchange operator’s proposal to require all of its listed companies to adopt new rules related to board diversity. Nasdaq in December proposed new rules that will require most [...]

2021-02-26T22:38:51+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Press Releases and Announcements|

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. [...]

2021-02-26T22:30:10+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Press Releases and Announcements|

AAPD and Disability:IN Urge SEC and Nasdaq to Include People with Disabilities in Board Diversity Proposal

View Release on Global News Wire Institutional investors also push for measuring and reporting disability diversity in the corporate boardroom ALEXANDRIA, VA. (Feb. 23, 2021)—Disability:IN, the leading global nonprofit organization for advancing business disability inclusion and equality, and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), a national cross-disability [...]

2021-02-23T14:41:17+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Business Case, Press Releases and Announcements|

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 [...]

2021-02-23T13:49:42+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Business Case, Press Releases and Announcements|

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? [...]

2021-02-23T13:31:39+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Etiquette, Press Releases and Announcements|

Spotlight on Mentoring: DragonFly Technology & Goldman Sachs

Kathleen Castore, Disability:INs Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant chats with Goldman Sachs and DragonFly Technology to ring in the New Year and discuss their mentoring experience to date. They have been paired since last June for the year-long 2020-2021 Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program. Today we spoke with Terri [...]

2021-02-09T17:09:43+00:00February 8th, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

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