IBM's Disability Employee Network Group (ENG) Lead and D&I Champion, Alix Horton, shares how they champion disability inclusion.
IBM employs more than 350,000 employees and serves clients in 170 countries. To them, their people are the greatest asset;
‘Our strength lies in the diversity of our employees’
As such, they’re making waves in the area of diversity and inclusion (D&I). In fact, they were making waves long before they knew it…
In 1914, they hired their first employee with a disability. That was 59 years before the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. And 76 years before the Americans with Disabilities Act.
They aim to create a workplace where employees can ‘Be Equal.’ Their initiatives aim to ‘drive systemic, sustainable improvement for people in every community.’
Today, 87% of their employees say they can be their authentic selves at work.
Thank you, Alix, for sharing your thoughts.
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