USBLN® Plays Matchmaker for Companies That See Value in Disability Inclusion
In the United States, an estimated 57 million people live with a disability. Of these, 19.5 percent who are of working age are employed, while 10.2 percent are still actively seeking employment, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor data. The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national nonprofit organization that helps businesses drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace – helps create and foster opportunities for employees with disabilities and for people with disabilities who own small businesses.
Serving as the collective voice of nearly 50 BLN affiliates nationwide and representing more than 5,000 businesses, USBLN helps connect corporations that are members of the organization with smaller businesses that are 51 percent or more owned, operated, controlled, and managed by individuals with disabilities. As the nation’s leading third-party certifier for disability-owned businesses – including those owned by service-disabled veterans – USBLN serves as the intermediary between these companies and corporations seeking to expand their supplier diversity programs.
by Alexandra Vollman – INSIGHT Into Diversity
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 […]