Inclusion at Sanofi

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our people are our greatest asset, and we are very proud to have created a work environment that embraces individuality. We celebrate our differences and applaud imagination and innovation. Why is it important to Sanofi to employ disabled people? It is important to … Continue reading Inclusion at Sanofi

Disability Doesn’t Discriminate (and we don’t, either!)

Although our focus is primarily on disability at Evenbreak, we recognise the importance of 'intersectionality'. Disability doesn't discriminate; it affects people of all skin colours, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages and so on. Our own team reflects our values around diversity and inclusion. We are all disabled (as a social firm, it's a condition … Continue reading Disability Doesn’t Discriminate (and we don’t, either!)

Do you feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people?

If you read this question and your honest gut response is yes, then you’re not alone. 67% of the British public feel the same way. 21% of 18-34-year-olds admit that they have purposefully avoided talking to a disabled person. They weren’t sure how to communicate with them. The media representation of disabled people doesn’t help. … Continue reading Do you feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people?

10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

  The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. It has three levels. Evenbreak was one of the first few organisations to achieve level 3 (leader). Essentially, being disability confident means removing barriers that disabled people might face. Here are our top tips: Know why … Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

Five easy New Year’s resolutions to help you become a more inclusive employer

So many people hate New Year's resolutions. They remind us of past failures and far too often include giving up chocolate. Which can seem wrong on so many levels... I'm a great fan of resolutions or goals. To me, they emphasise change, possibility, action. All things that I'm a fan of. So, this year I've … Continue reading Five easy New Year’s resolutions to help you become a more inclusive employer

Some things I’d like you to know about… Gowling WLG

One of the best Evenbreak perks is working with great people. By great, I don't mean impressive and successful, although they often are. I mean that these people are the game changers. The clients that work with us are invested in change. They don't settle for the status quo. They take the leaps that other … Continue reading Some things I’d like you to know about… Gowling WLG

Empowering Abilities – What you need to know

I recently read an article that made me grin. Dustin Maynard entitled his article 'The Secret to Disability Inclusion'. It made a strong impression because everything he said was just so darn true. Disability inclusion isn't as complicated as people think. Focus on what people can do, rather than what they can't. Look for strengths … Continue reading Empowering Abilities – What you need to know

Celebrating the lesser spotted signs of inclusion

Commitment, true commitment, to diversity and inclusion isn't seen all that often. And lack of inclusion has a significant impact on everyday lives. Social media means that we're now privy to glimpses into other peoples lives in a way never experienced before. And it highlights that we have an awful lot to learn. Twitter, in … Continue reading Celebrating the lesser spotted signs of inclusion