FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Irvine, September 26, 2017 – DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI), the publisher of six diversity-inclusion focused magazines—Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine, Diversity in STEAM, U.S. Veterans Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine—is known for its signature celebrity, advocacy-focused cover stories. Now DCI demonstrates its commitment to inclusion by announcing that, along with its WBENC certification, it is now certified by the USBLN as a DOBE (disability-owned business enterprise).
“Disabilities come in a variety of shapes and sizes, just like business owners,” said Mona Lisa Faris, DiversityComm President and Founder. “For business owners with disabilities, this distinction is an asset within the corporate world. A ‘disadvantage’ can become an advantage, letting business owners join a diverse global supply chain where every voice can be heard and possibilities are endless.”
“Inclusion is important to provide better products and services, to help build a stronger economy and to level the playing field,” explained Faris. “Increasing our supplier diversity capabilities to more corporations who see the value of minority certifications provides a good opportunity to expand DiversityComm’s supplier diversity business. Now more than ever, we need to show the world that having a disability is not an obstacle,” Faris said.
DIVERSEability Magazine will be officially announcing its DOBE certification in the fall issue, which will be distributed at the NMSDC Conference later this month. Aside from publishing magazines that provide business, employment and educational opportunities, and with DOBE certification under her belt, Faris is now looking at assisting thousands of unemployed, differently abled individuals, along with service-disabled veterans, find greater opportunities by establishing an affiliate of USBLN in Orange County, California, coming in 2018. “My goal is to see as many differently abled people as possible advance in education, find a job, start a business and change their lives.”
About DiversityComm, Inc.
The Power of Six—DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) publishes six national diversity-inclusion focused magazines: Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Diversity in STEAM Magazine & DIVERSEability Magazine. Each has its own website, distribution, and digital edition, along with a bi-monthly award-winning eNewsletter. With 28 years in diversity & inclusion advertising, each publication reaches more than two million readers. We have unprecedented participation & partnerships at over 300 diversity-focused conferences. www.diversitycomm.net
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. Outside of the United States, certification is provided by our alliance partner, WEConnect International. www.wbenc.org
The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) created the Disability Supplier Diversity Program to help disability-owned businesses expand through a diverse supply chain. By certifying our business, we have access to increase resources and a more level playing field than non-certified disadvantaged business owners. www.usbln.org