Frequently Asked Questions
The lived experience of disability, mental health and neurodivergence can be challenging.
Even with improved local legislation and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted in 2006, there is much to do to improve the life chances of disabled people.
PurpleSpace work with 4,000+ disability Employee Resource Groups / Networks, allies and champions across 200 brands. The community operate in 56 countries. We reach between 1 and 1.5 million employees with disabilities. Our mission is to build disability confidence from the inside out via the global growth of disability ERGs / Networks.
#PositivelyPurple builds community and unity and signals our strong expectation of a positive outcome in our human quest to build an accessible working world for employees with disabilities.
People with disabilities who have (relative) economic security often want to ‘pay it forward’ and help those who come behind us. #PositivelyPurple is a movement designed to showcase talent and our strong expectation of positive outcomes.
PositivelyPurple is our mark of respect to International Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place on 3rd December each year.
No. #PositivelyPurple is a global movement open to any individual or organisation that wants to take part. The purpose of the movement is to celebrate the work of disability Employee Resource Groups / Networks across the globe. It is also our way of cascading a global definition of confidence: 'a strong expectation of a positive outcome.'
No. It is a great way to launch one, to showcase your intent to launch one or instead align your work with the principle of learning directly from people with disabilities.
Of course you can. #PositivelyPurple is a global movement open to any individual or organisation that wants to take part. The purpose of the movement is to celebrate the work of disability Employee Resource Groups / Networks across the globe. It is also our way of cascading a global definition of confidence: ‘a strong expectation of a positive outcome.’ #PositivelyPurple has captured the hearts and minds of people across the globe. If disability inclusion and celebrating the contribution of employees with disabilities means something to you personally we would love you to take part, in your own way. You may wish to wear pre-loved clothes on the day and then post a message of support on LinkedIn, X, TikTok or Facebook.
No. We have a #PositivelyPurple logo that you may use if your activities align with the purpose of #PositivelyPurple. You are encouraged to incorporate the #PositivelyPurple logos to use alongside your own company branding. Logos and digital assets are available here.
#PositivelyPurple is a movement designed to exclusively celebrate the contribution of disability Employee Resource Groups / Networks around the world, and to promote a universal definition of confidence: a strong expectation of a positive outcome. Purple Tuesday is a social movement designed to improve the customer experience for disabled people and their families 365 days a year. The centre stage activities take place on the first Tuesday of November each year. For more information see: https://www.purpletuesday.co/About-Us/About-Us
Of course. There are a number of reputable not-for-profit / for-purpose organisations in many countries that promote the rights of disabled people. We recommend that you do your homework to ensure that whichever organisation you choose is led and guided by disabled people. If you are looking for an organisation that has global influence we would recommend you take a look at International Disability Alliance: https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org
Sometimes we do, though this tends to be virtual given we have global reach. Events are normally for our organisation members only. We will work with any member who wants to host their own regional or country-wide event. We cannot always commit to attending but we will always try to organise the attendance of one of our Ambassadors or skilled ERG/Network contacts.