The 2020 Harkin International Disability Employment Summit explored the value of disability inclusion, particularly for businesses and employers.

The challenges and opportunities before us today are clear. We must immediately build back the jobs that were lost or put at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look to the future, we must permanently fix the system so that disability inclusion moves from an aspirational goal to one that is an accepted and valued component of the business strategy.

The Harkin Institute partnered in offering this Summit with Caroline Casey and her organization, The Valuable 500, a business-to-business initiative catalyzing the influence of large private sector corporations in national and international markets.

Watch the 2020 Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

Summit Presenters:

  • The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement
  • The Valuable 500

Summit Sponsors:

  • Ford Foundation Anthem, Inc.
  • Hy-Vee
  • RWJF Special Contributions Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • Kessler Foundation
  • Keystone Human Services
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Drake University

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Phone: (515) 271-3592

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Email: harkininstitute@drake.edu

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.