The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) recently announced a rebranding of the organization, creating Disability:IN.  According to a Press Release, as “the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide,” the new Disability:IN brand will ‘better reflect its important, and strengthened, mission of empowering businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality.”

Disability:IN focuses on people with disabilities both in the workplace and in supplier diversity.  Through the years, the organization “has helped 160 partner businesses attract more than 10,000 candidates with disabilities, diversify their supply chains with diversity-owned vendors and benchmark their progress in achieving disability inclusion.”

According to a recent survey conducting by Disability:IN, support for their cause is only getting stronger as “68 percent of millennials (age 18 to 34) believe it’s very to extremely important to work for a company that fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace, compared to 61 percent of Gen Xers (age 35 to 54), and 45 percent of baby boomers (age 55+).”

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five Americans will experience a disability during their lifetime.”  Disability:IN looks to support those parties in need through its commitment to inclusion.  A few of the organizations achievements include:

  • 145 companies (97 Fortune 500) participate in the Disability Equality Index (DEI) with 89 receiving a score of 100 percent in 2018, up from 68 in 2017
  • Disability:IN’s Inclusion Works program has grown from six companies in 2014 to 20 Fortune-500 companies in 2018, including more than 10,000 new hires of talent with disabilities
  • Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity program is recognized by the Billion Dollar Roundtable and has a global registry of disability-owned businesses

To learn more about Disability:IN, visit www.disabilityIN.org

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