Original Presentation Date:April 22, 2021
Progressive organizations are accelerating disability inclusion as the next frontier of corporate social responsibility. Not only is it the right thing to do, studies have shown that disability inclusion efforts drive increased innovation, productivity, brand awareness, and market share.
In this webinar, Disability:IN CEO Jill Houghton and Level Access Chief People Officer Colleen Wood explore key steps to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Using the Disability Equality Index (DEI) — a comprehensive benchmarking tool to help organizations build a roadmap of measurable actions to achieve disability inclusion and equality — Jill and Colleen share best practices (and real-world examples) for:
- Culture and leadership development
- Employment practices (including recruiting, benefits, education, and advancement)
- Driving community engagement
- Inclusive procurement and supplier diversity
Learn why disability inclusion is a boon for employees AND employers, and how to develop your roadmap to a more diverse and inclusive culture in your organization.
Webinar resources include the recorded presentation, PowerPoint slides, and CART transcript.
About the Presenters
President and CEO, Disability:IN
Jill and her team have empowered over 250 leading brands to advance disability inclusion and equality. Her passionate approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities comes from her core. Her challenges associated with having a learning disability ignited her career with over 25 years of diverse leadership experience at the federal, state and local levels working with business on disability inclusion. Prior to Disability:IN, Jill served as the Executive Director of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel and has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on issues related to business commitment to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. She currently serves on the board of the US International Council on Disabilities and the New York City Comptrollers Advisory Board Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion.
Chief People Officer @Level Access
Colleen brings over 20 years of HR experience to her job as Chief People Officer, where she focuses on the most valuable resource at Level Access: our people. She and her team are committed to creating an engaging and rewarding environment that cultivates exceptional performance and diversity of thought. In her role, she leads the company’s people strategy to drive talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement that support the company’s continued growth, innovation, and profitability. Colleen is passionate about building an award-winning culture of inclusion where all people feel a sense of belonging and their voices are heard.