PurpleSpace Global Roadmap

2019 - 2022

PurpleSpace Global

On 24th January 2019, we watched history being made as disability inclusion was placed firmly on the global business agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

Organisations including PurpleSpace members Accenture, Barclays and Fujitsu alongside Unilever, Bloomberg and Proctor and Gamble made a public commitment to put disability on the board agenda as part of The Valuable 500 movement which pledges to get 500 global organisations to commit to inclusive business in 365 days.

We are proud expert partners of The Valuable 500 movement and our unique IP and insights into how disabled employee networks / resource groups be stimulated, designed, shaped and supported creates benefits for both the employer and the colleague.

Our 'Networkology' know-how is being used all over the world. As a result, networks / resource groups are better able to help corporations to deliver consistent best practice in building disability confidence while at the same time enhancing the personal and career development of their disabled employees.

Given our growth and unique reach, as well as an ever-increasing demand from our multinational members for advice and support as they seek to support employee networks / resource groups worldwide, we have created PurpleSpace Global Roadmap. This plan will map the steps we will be taking between 2019 – 2022 to connect and support networks / resource groups across the globe.

The work starts in 2019 where we will be reviewing the learning from our members experiences, and the principles and values that underpin our work and consulting with global companies already committed to this agenda. Our aim is to enable consistent best practice in every country.

We're delighted to announce that we are bringing key stakeholders together to co-produce the 'PurpleSpace Guide for Global Business: Enabling High Impact Disabled Employee Networks Worldwide.'

We're particularly keen to involve the chairs of established member networks operating in multinational or global companies alongside leaders from some of the multinational companies that have already been in touch offering to collaborate.

Please do get in touch if you are interested in contributing. We will keep you posted as this exciting work programme comes together. Email kate@purplespace.org

ILO Global Business and Disability Network's webinar on globalising Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) of workers with disabilities

In May 2019, our CEO Kate Nash OBE joined Rogier Reinders, chair of Dow's Disability Employee Network for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) to discuss trends in building disablity staff networks and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) across the globe.

The webinar was moderated by Yves Veulliet, Global Disability & Inclusion Leader at IBM.

Watch the replay of the ILO webinar here.

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