2011 Leading Companies for Disabilities


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2011 Leading Companies for Disabilities

  1. 1.  LEADing COMPAniEs FOr EMPLOyEEs wiTh DisABiLiTiEs we are proud to bestow on the companies below the 2011 Award for Leading Companies for Employees with Disabilities. Their commitment to provide meaningful employment to persons with disabilities is as inspiring as the individuals them- selves. Our regret is that we could not print their full responses to the questions we put before them to qualify for this award. however, we are posting their full responses on our website so that other companies can learn from their example. Let their commitment, understanding, compassion and determination be a guide and inspiration to other companies, regardless of size, industry or location. We salute these firms as the best of the best! Congratulations! 18 Pro f iles in D iversit y Journa l M AY / J U N E 2 0 11
  2. 2. rAlph shrAder, Chairman, CEO, and President As a federal contractor, Booz Allen hamilton has a robust diversity and affirmative action program focusing on equal employ- ment opportunity for all and good faith efforts for hiring, promotion, and outreach to individuals with disabilities, as well as veterans, women, and minorities. Our investment in diversity andShrader inclusion guides our ability to moreactively partner with organizations that align our recruitingefforts with this demographic, such as Gallaudet University,Emerging Leaders, American Association for People withDisabilities and others. Booz Allen also hosts a vibrant em-ployee resource group, diverseABILITY, that is focused onthe successful on-boarding, mentoring and career advance-ment of our staff that identify as having a disability. Employee support and development programs are anintegral part of the Booz Allen culture. The firm offers awide array of best-in-class programs and processes designedto develop employee skill sets, provide coaching and feed-back, and network across organizational groups and proj-ects, and trainings that address workplace challenges. The programs are not exclusive to our disabled employ-ees, and all employees are encouraged and expected toengage in development activities as they relate to their in-dividual career goals. One accommodation provided to ourhearing impaired employees is sign language interpretationat these firm-sponsored events. Booz Allen supports 14 formal employee resourcegroups. The diverseABILITY forum is responsible forcoordination and execution of the disability mentoring dayheld at Gallaudet University, and development and deliveryof “brown bag” presentations on a variety of disability-related topics; serves as a communication channel foraccommodations information; and guides mentoring andon-boarding of new and existing staff. This all results inenhanced employee engagement of our disabled populationby creating a sense of affinity. PDJ Company: Booz Allen Hamilton headquarters: McLean, Virgina website: www.boozallen.com primary business: Professional Services, Consulting revenues: $5+ billion employees: 25,000 www.d ive rs ity jo u r n al.co m M AY / J U N E 2 0 11 19