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Disability ‘woefully absent’ from leadership agendas

While leadership teams increasingly embrace the challenges of gender and ethnic diversity, research has shown that disability is absent from most board level discussions around the world.

More than half (56%) of global senior executives rarely or never discuss disability in their leadership agendas, according to research by EY on behalf of #valuable, a disability campaign group.

The report, Disability Confidence: The Business Leadership Imperative, found that business leaders with disabilities are underrepresented in companies. Although one in seven of the world’s population live with a disability, only one in 14 board-level executives consider themselves to have a disability.

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January 30, 2019

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