Disabilities to Diverse Abilities: Changing the Workplace Paradigm
with Lori Golden
is Ernst & Young’s Abilities Strategy leader, driving efforts to build an enabling and inclusive work environment for people of all abilities. She consults on accommodations and career development issues for EY people working with differing abilities, and advises the firm’s AccessAbilities professional resource network, which includes several hundred people from across the organization’s geographies, ranks and functional groups, and the Abilities Champions network of leaders who advocate for abilities inclusiveness within their respective geographies and functional groups. Lori leads initiatives to enhance ergonomics and accessibility in Ernst & Young offices, communications, meetings, trainings and technology and to educate Ernst & Young people on abilitieselated issues. Lori is a member of the US Department of Labor’s Circle of Champions, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the US Business Leadership Network, the largest employer-led disabilities organization, and TransCen, a non-profit helping young people with disabilities transition from school to competitive employment. She’s been with Ernst & Young 15 years and is a graduate of Harvard University.