The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 9th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ luncheon celebration today at the 2017 ERG & Council Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. Taking top honors was the General Motors Employee Resource Group, followed by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inclusion & Diversity Council and the Aramark Diversity Advisory Board. Continue reading Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils Honored at Orlando Conference
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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).
New NDSS “Law Syndrome” Campaign Aimed at Breaking Down Barriers Continue reading National Down Syndrome Society Launching National Campaign to Spotlight Laws that Hinder Fulfilling Lives for Individuals with Down Syndrome
Kavita Krishnaswamy had labored through a decade of coursework in math and computer sciences to achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate student had invented robotic devices that are discussed around the world. She’d spent three years narrowing the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Continue reading UMBC robotics student invents help for those with disabilities like hers
Now you can be sure that hot new restaurant can accommodate you. Continue reading Google Maps crowdsources info for wheelchair-accessible places
Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality, administered by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). This marks the first year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the DEI index, which is now in its third year. Continue reading Walgreens Earns Best Place to Work for Disability Equality Index
Social entrepreneur Caroline Casey has always wanted to be a cowgirl, but her path to fulfilling that dream has been a long one. Continue reading An Epic Adventure (On Horseback) Shows That Disability Is Everyone’s Business
People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. Continue reading This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry
Last month, our team from Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) had the pleasure of attending a conference that was right up our alley.
Continue reading Disability Driving Innovation: A Dispatch from USBLN 2017