New York Life | July 16, 2021
This year ENABLE is celebrating its tenth anniversary as an Employee Resource Group (ERG) at New York Life! ENABLE is focused on raising awareness of disability issues and supporting an inclusive environment for people of all abilities. For a decade, ENABLE has been raising awareness for employees of issues related to disabilities through educational programming, volunteer opportunities, external guest speakers, and multi-channel communications.
ENABLE has also worked closely with company leadership to make recommendations and take action on business-related activities such as:
Perhaps the most memorable event ENABLE hosts annually is the Beyond Disability Employee Panel. During this event, three employees, each of whom either have a disability or are a caretaker for someone with a disability, share their experiences through an intimate and personal dialogue. Stories shared have ranged from elder care for an ailing parent, visual impairments, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, mental illness, and parent of a child with special needs. No matter the disabilities that are featured, these panels always prove to be inspiring, emotional, and heart-warming. Our Walk in Someone’s Shoes workshop, which simulates cognitive, emotional, or physical challenges, is also an important ENABLE event.
In this video, ENABLE Executive Sponsor, Joel Steinberg, Head of Talent Management and Chief Diversity Officer, Kathleen Navarro, and several former ENABLE co-chairs offer their perspectives on how the ERG has evolved over the past ten years and each highlight what makes ENABLE special to them.
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