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The Valuable 500 Breakfast

Nov 12, 2019 – 8:15 am , Balthazar

I’m very pleased to announce this breakfast event with The Valuable 500 on Tuesday 12th November - and want to say a huge thank you to Sam Phillips for bringing this opportunity to WACL.

For those of you unfamiliar with The Valuable 500, it is a global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda. Their aim is for 500 national and multinational, private sector corporations to commit to being the tipping-point for change and to unlock the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities across the world. The global statistics around disability are staggering - over 1.3 billion people across the world live with some form of disability, and 80% of disabilities are acquired between the ages of 18 and 64 - the workforce age.

This session will see Sam Phillips - our fellow WACL member and who, in her day job, is rigorously driving diversity at Omnicom Media Group - interviewing the Founder of The Valuable 500, Caroline Casey.

Caroline is an award-winning social entrepreneur and TED speaker, and she is utterly committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability. Over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion. With The Valuable 500 she and her team are hoping to catalyse the influence of large private sector corporations doing business in national and international markets - but they are also a great resource if you’re looking to take smaller scale action, to reflect the stage of the journey you’re on.

So, whether you’re starting your disability inclusion journey, scaling up or leading the charge - we’d love it if you and a guest could join us for this breakfast event. We’re hoping that you can bring someone who can effect change around disability in your company.

Key details are as follows:-

Venue: Balthazar, 4-6 Russell St, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HZ

Date: Tuesday 12th November

Timing: 8.15am arrival for 8.30am start - 10am close

Dress code: Business casual