Over 1.3 million people worldwide live with a disability. Yet for too long, their rights and opportunities in the workforce were left from the diversity inclusion agenda.
Caroline Casey is the founder of The Valuable 500, a global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda of the world’s national and multinational private-sector corporations. To date, the CEOs of over 440 companies have committed to The Valuable 500 initiative, including Google, Fujitsu, Microsoft, and Unilever.
In episode #11 of Campus 10178, the ESMT Berlin podcast, Caroline shares her journey from “the disability closet” to C-suite corporate offices. Caroline speaks on the leverage of CEO commitment to disability inclusion, the dramatic situation shift under COVID, and the challenges and opportunities ahead – with a special message for today’s business school students.
Links to Caroline Casey, The Valuable 500, and noted initiatives
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolinebinc On Instagram: https://instagram.com/carolinecaseyhere Website: https://www.thevaluable500.com TEDWomen 2010: https://www.ted.com/talks/caroline_casey_looking_past_limits Nippon Foundation and The Valuable 500: https://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/en/news/articles/2021/20210201-53268.html World Economic Forum and The Valuable 500: https://www.weforum.org/our-impact/closing-the-disability-inclusion-gap-through-the-power-of-business-leadership Documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution:” https://www.netflix.com/title/81001496 About Campus 10178 Campus 10178 is Germany’s #1 podcast on the business research behind business practice. Brought to you each month by ESMT Berlin, the 45-minute show brings together top scholars, executives, and policymakers to discuss today’s hottest topics in leadership, innovation, and analytics. Campus 10178 – Where education meets business.