Withum is proud to share that Disability:IN, a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business, in partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), awarded Withum a score of 100 on their annual index.
The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 2001 to measure disability workplace inclusion. Withum’s top 100 score follows its previous score of 90 in 2021.
We couldn’t be more excited to share this milestone and recognition. Our intentional commitment to workplace inclusion allows our team members to show up authentically – aligning with our people-centric Employer of Choice culture. Building off the lessons learned from our participation in the 2021 DEI, we have been laser-focused on opportunities to enhance and embed best practices surrounding accessibility, culture, and career advancement for people with disabilities.
Bill Bradshaw, Director of Inclusion and Diversity
The DEI measures: Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-Wide Access, Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations), Community Engagement, Supplier Diversity and Non-U.S. Operations. This year, the DEI included new leadership questions about including disability in corporate board diversity criteria. In 2022, 415 corporations, including 69 Fortune 100, 188 Fortune 500 and 227 Fortune 1000, utilized the DEI to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.
Disability:IN offers resources to its network of corporate partners, including industry data and analysis, benchmarking insight and network connections to help them champion their associates with disabilities and drive business disability inclusion worldwide. “We’ve leaned into the resources available through our relationship with Disability:IN to cultivate equitable benefits and strengthen our ability to expand our pipeline of talent at the Firm,” said Theresa Richardson, Chief Talent Officer.