With a score of 90 percent, Citrix has been named to the 2019 Disability Equality Index® Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
Achieving a score of 90 percent wasn’t easy. It started with a three-month, cross functional project to complete the DEI survey that included representatives from Benefits; Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; Employee Relations; Facilities; Legal; Marketing; Corporate Citizenship; and Supplier Diversity.
The requirements included having a company-wide written statement of commitment to diversity an inclusion; specifically mentioning disability on our website; having a senior executive who is internally known as being someone with a disability; and having great benefits that include an employee assistance program and health insurance plans that offer disability and mental health benefits above and beyond what is required by law. We were also required to have a supplier-diversity program that specifically focuses on buying from suppliers owned by Disabled and Disabled Veterans, as well as an officially recognized disability-focused employee resource group.
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and serves as the nation’s most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool for America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices.
You can see the full list of recipients at https://disabilityin.org/.
“At Citrix, we are continuously working to create an environment of belonging, where we all feel that we fit in, can take risks, and are empowered to contribute to the business as ourselves,” said Donna Kimmel, Chief People Officer, Citrix. “Our diverse workforce spans multiple generations, speaks more than 35 languages, and lives and operates in more than 40 countries. As we collaborate with others who think and work differently, we break down barriers and overcome our preconceptions. It’s a powerfully creative process that allows us to innovate, makes our work more satisfying and helps us better meet the needs of our customers, and we are pleased to be recognized by the Disability Equality Index for our efforts.”
Citrix’s commitment as a company is to foster and create a diverse and inclusive workplace that is aligned with our company’s mission, values, and business objectives. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.