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Dare to Overcome highlights workplace accommodation

16 Jun, 2021

August 23rd, Day 2 of Dare to Overcome, focuses on the intersectionality between faith & abilities ERGs, and how disabilities are unique abilities.

The first Keynote is by Justin Greene, lead, Persons with Disability (PwD) Employee Resource Group (ERG), Accenture Federal Services, USA. The second Keynote is by Yanagi Masahiro, owner, Sign With Me, a restaurant employing people with hearing impairments in Kyoto, Japan.

PayPal embraces workplace accommodation

“Corporations are helping build free and inclusive societies – PayPal is one great example among many.” – Brian Grim, RFBF President

We have previously highlighted how PayPal’s Believe ERG promotes religious inclusion in PayPal workplaces. Now, Jonah Otis shares how Thrive, PayPal’s Disability ERG, transformed his life at work in the short video below.

Thrive is PayPal’s Employee Resource Group that focuses on fostering an inclusive workplace for the disabled community at PayPal, by elevating awareness; fostering safe spaces; and promoting the PayPal brand by establishing connections within the communities where they live and work.

You can also see Jonah in our Dare to Overcome video about our ERG initiative in Japan here.

Day 2 of Dare to Overcome will highlight how corporations are aspiring to enhance the recruitment, retention, and advancement of employees with disabilities.

Corporate Sponsor Events will highlight Best Practices in Workplace Accommodations and include Panel discussions between members of faith & abilities ERGs on best ways Faith ERGs can be active allies of Abilities ERGs. Abilities ERGs will also share about best practices in accommodation and what other ERGs can do to be strong allies.

A special keynote panel will focus on faith perspectives on disability ethics and technology.