At Citi, our commitment to disability inclusion is a central part of our continued efforts to build a workplace where all of our colleagues feel welcome and can reach their full potential. This commitment extends beyond our firm to the communities we serve globally, where we’re working to change perceptions of people with disabilities and offering resources that improve economic opportunity and financial stability for all.
By joining the Valuable 500, we aim to bolster the case alongside our peers that meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities can and should form a core part of the business leadership agenda. We also see this as an opportunity to reaffirm Citi’s commitment to disability inclusion as we enter 2020:
- Led by our disability affinity group, we’ll continue to evaluate the assistive technologies and accommodations we provide for colleagues with disabilities to ensure we are enabling their success at work. To better meet the needs of our colleagues, we recently launched a firm-wide accessibility resource center, formed an assistive technologies working group, and established a dedicated channel for assistive technology issues.
- Citi Community Development’s support for EmpoweredNYC, a municipally-led initiative to improve the financial stability of New Yorkers with disabilities and their families, has brought specialized financial counseling to hundreds of individuals. Building on this success, we helped launch, and will continue to back, Empowered Cities as it boosts financial inclusion and economic opportunity for people with disabilities in other major U.S. cities.
- Through our global partnerships with the International Paralympic Committee and 18 National Paralympic Committees, as well as our support for over 40 Para athletes who comprise Team Citi, we’ll continue to shine a spotlight on the worldwide Paralympic Movement. The achievements of these extraordinary athletes and our colleagues’ engagements across the globe are helping to change how individuals with disabilities are perceived.