Massachusetts Governor’s Executive Order reaffirms and expands the Supplier Diversity Program
An historic day for disability-owned businesses and service-disabled owned businesses!
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Today is a historic day for disability-owned businesses and service-disabled owned businesses! Earlier this morning, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced several improvements to the state’s supplier diversity program, including best practice innovations and updates from the public and private sectors, the first expansion of benchmarks for minority and women-owned businesses in four years, and the first-time certification of veteran, disability and LGBT owned businesses.
The Baker-Polito Administration’s policy changes and inclusiveness of new supplier diversity categories and partnerships, have also been made effective in a Governor’s Executive Order signed today, reaffirming and expanding the Supplier Diversity Program.
Read the 2017 USBLN Annual Report
THANK YOU to our corporate partners, strategic alliances, board members, disability-owned businesses, students and recent graduates, local USBLN Affiliates and allies. Together we have achieved so much in 2017. Disability inclusion is a journey for all of us. For now, let's acknowledge the advancements we've made in 2017.
USBLN Now Offers New Two-Year Certification for Disability-Owned Businesses
The USBLN recently launched a 2-year certification for all disability-owned business owners. The USBLN’s decision to expand its nationally recognized certification from one year to two provides a greater value to disability business owners.
These Diversity & Inclusion influencers recommend your company use the Disability Equality Index…here’s why.
USBLN asked corporate partners and strategic alliances: “Why should a corporation take the DEI?” The responses flooded in. From Ed Mackey, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Boston Scientific to Senator Ted Kennedy Jr., we heard why the DEI is important to their efforts and why your company should register too.
Top Reasons to Register for the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Survey
Participating in the DEI will leave your organization walking away with new ideas, new insights, and new methodologies to help take disability inclusion to the next level.
USBLN Statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Written by Jill Houghton, President and CEO of USBLN Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, that was first proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. While much has been accomplished, more remains to be done to make the world truly inclusive. This year, the theme is “Transformation towards sustainable […]