Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.
This series is designed by Diversify to centre Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We look forward to seeing you!
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Disability Inclusion
Thanks to the rise of various social movements in the last few years, the stride for more diversity and inclusion has made progress across diversity parameters such as gender, race, sexual orientation, but one aspect of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) which is often neglected, is disability.
One of the many things that the Covid pandemic has taught us is that work can be redefined and it can be much more flexible than we imagined before. However, a report by the Return on Disability group from the USA shows that 90% of companies claim to prioritize diversity, but only 4% consider disability in those initiatives. This is a huge loss, as the disability market is larger than China, with 1.85 billion people and $1.9 trillion in annual disposable income.
So what can companies and businesses do to incorporate and include persons with disabilities in their workspaces? And even before that, how can employers understand the barriers that discourage people with disabilities from working for them? How to ensure your workplace is accessible and inclusive to retain your diverse employees? These and many more questions will be addressed by our insightful panelists.
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