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Corporate CEOs join the fight for disability inclusion

Over 1.3 million people worldwide live with a disability. Yet for too long, their rights and opportunities in the workforce were left from the diversity inclusion agenda. 

Caroline Casey is the founder of The Valuable 500, a global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda of the world’s national and multinational private-sector corporations. To date, the CEOs of over 440 companies have committed to The Valuable 500 initiative, including Google, Fujitsu, Microsoft, and Unilever. 

In episode #11 of Campus 10178, the ESMT Berlin podcast, Caroline shares her journey from “the disability closet” to C-suite corporate offices. Caroline speaks on the leverage of CEO commitment to disability inclusion, the dramatic situation shift under COVID, and the challenges and opportunities ahead – with a special message for today’s business school students. 

Links to Caroline Casey, The Valuable 500, and noted initiatives 

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Campus 10178 is Germany’s #1 podcast on the business research behind business practice. Brought to you each month by ESMT Berlin, the 45-minute show brings together top scholars, executives, and policymakers to discuss today’s hottest topics in leadership, innovation, and analytics. Campus 10178 – Where education meets business.

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