A D&I event ‘Removing Barriers to Inclusion for People with Disabilities ‘ was held on 3 Sep, with guest speaker Nadine Vogal, an award-winning US-based author and advocate of people with disabilities.
During the session, our staff participants learned why addressing disability is a business issue, whether we are dealing with employees or customers with disabilities, and what leading companies are doing to address disability amongst employees and customers. Nadine shared her insights and provided some practical advice on working with employees with disabilities, and how to create an inclusive environment for them. As each one of us will, at some time in our lives, encounter colleagues or family members or friends who have a disability, or have a disability ourselves, it was a valuable session.
Nadine also shared her personal story, as she is the mother of two special needs children. Nadine’s sense of humour and engaging style made it an enjoyable and inspiring session, in addition to being educational.
A lucky draw was held for a signed copy of Nadine’s book ‘Dive In’ which was won by Pamela Wan of HR. A follow up session on ‘disability etiquette and awareness’ is being organized.