The 14th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards Winners are Announced

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Springboard Consulting's top honors for mainstreaming people with disabilities in the workforce, workplace and marketplace were presented in via Live-Stream

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The Honorees represent the "best of the best" when it comes to the commitment required and actions necessary for disability inclusion.

Covid-19 has certainly created unprecedented times. Hence for the first time, Winners of the 2020 Disability Matters North America Awards were announced on Thursday, April 23rd via Live-Stream.

Disability Matters Awards annually honors companies for their innovative programs resulting in the successful outreach, recruitment, engagement and retention of candidates, employees and customers with disabilities. The Honorees represent the "best of the best" when it comes to the commitment required and actions necessary for disability inclusion; shining a spotlight on companies that have had successes in mainstreaming people with disabilities in their workforce, workplace and/or marketplace.

The annual event and awards is produced in the United States, Europe and Asia by Springboard Consulting, LLC. Springboard is recognized as the global expert in corporate disability inclusion.

Companies represented at the event included: RUBY: American Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Froedtert Health, Intuit, Oracle, and VF Corporation. SILVER: Bank of America, Toyota, Travelers. BRONZE: The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Cisco, DTCC, Electronic Arts, HSBC, Intel, Landmark College, Unum. MEDIA: DiversityMBA, among others.

The 2020 North America Disability Matters Honorees are:

MARKETPLACE AWARD    

  •     Amazon
  •     American Airlines
  •     Royal Caribbean International
  •     The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

WORKPLACE AWARD

  •     Bank of America
  •     Cisco
  •     Intel Corporation
  •     Royal Dutch Shell

DISABILITY CHAMPION AWARD

  •     Frank Kaminski, NAVSEA Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport

DISABILITY HERO AWARD

  •     F. Carl Hansen, Cultural Detritus
  •     Angela Forker, The Precious Baby Project

For more information about Disability Matters, visit >> https://consultspringboard.com/disability-matters/about/

Entries for the 2021 edition of the awards will open in August.

ABOUT SPRINGBOARD. Founded in 2005, Springboard is recognized as the expert in mainstreaming disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Serving corporations and organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, Springboard has become a trusted partner in relation to disability issues and initiatives across virtually every business category. Springboard annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote the outreach, support and engagement of people with disabilities as employees and as consumers through the Disability Matters Awards. http://www.consultspringboard.com

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