Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) Founding Partners and Advisory Committee Meet in D.C.
The USBLN and the AAPD recently welcomed DEI Founding Partner representatives and Advisory Committee members at a gathering in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event was held prior to the 2015 Leadership Awards AAPD Gala.
In thanking the Founding Partners and Advisory Committee members, USBLN Board Member and Co-Chair of the DEI Advisory Committee, Keith P. Wiedenkeller, noted that companies that participated in the first DEI survey shared that the process of participating in the DEI involved unprecedented connections with business units beyond Diversity & Inclusion resulting in high level disability engagement.
Photo caption (Left): Left to right, TaKeisha Bobbitt, Managing Director, AAPD; Jani Willis, DEI Program Manager, USBLN; Rick Schroder, Manager Inclusion & Diversity, GSK; and DEI Advisory Council members and Co-Chairs for the DEI Advisory Committee, Keith P. Wiedenkeller, SPHR, and Helena Berger.
Photo capton (Right): Emily’s Oz Commercial – (Click image for Youtube video)
Comcast / NBCUniversal, DEI’s Exclusive Founding Technology Partner, arranged a special treat for the Gala’s attendees, the life-sized model of the set they used to create the Emily’s OZ commercial first shown during Oscar night.
In addition to Comcast / NBCUniversal, the Founding Partners are American Airlines, Anthem, CVS Health, DuPont, EY, GSK, Highmark, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Merck, New Editions, Northrop Grumman, Office Depot / OfficeMax, Raytheon, and Walmart. Learn more about DEI at www.disabilityequalityindex.org.
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As an amputee, I know what it feels like to be different and have people make assumptions about what I can and can't do. Disability inclusion is about overcoming those assumptions.