General Session
General Session featuring Caroline Casey in partnership with the SHRM Foundation
Bissonet-Carondelet (Third Floor)
Tuesday 10/29/2019 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: All Levels

Seeing the Value in the 1.3 Billion

Here’s an uncomfortable truth: Your company is probably diverse-ish. That is, its definition of diversity doesn’t include disability. But if disability isn’t on your business agenda, then neither is diversity; 90% of companies claim to prioritize diversity, but only 4% actually do. Think you’ve got diversity nailed right? Wait a minute, didn’t you just forget about 1.3 billion people? Meet Caroline Casey. Launched in 2017 at One Young World, Caroline’s campaign The Valuable 500 aims to spark a new age of business inclusion that positions disability on the global business agenda. This longtime rebel is absolutely fine with courting controversy and even happier making news globally for doing so. Her latest act of rebellion: asking 500 companies to put disability inclusion on their board agenda. In this session, you will:

  • Learn about the global movement of disability employment and inclusion.
  • Hear best practices from other companies around how they are including people with disabilities in their workforce.
  • Learn why the "board agenda" is so critical to the disability movement.
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Caroline Casey, social entrepreneur,
The Valuable 500