The Disability INclusion Blog

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|

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 [...]

2021-03-08T18:44:34+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|

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|

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|

Target, Eli Lilly and Company, Cargill Join the CEO Campaign

By Jill Houghton, CEO When we first created the CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion one year ago, we knew we wanted it to be a leadership driven campaign where CEOs could call on their peers to commit to disability inclusion across their enterprise. The nation’s top executives would [...]

2021-03-08T18:45:17+00:00January 28th, 2021|DEI Best Practices, Press Releases and Announcements|

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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