What? The Resource Key Featured Brand this week is Inclusively.
Who? Inclusively is the technology-centered inclusion solution and employment platform for job seekers with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illnesses. Charlotte Dales is the founder and CEO of Inclusively. Her initial inspiration was from Charlotte’s cousin, Cameron. It was 2017, Charlotte had just sold her first company, and Cameron had just become the first licensed aesthetician with Down syndrome in Florida.
Why did The Resource Key want to feature Inclusively? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for persons with a disability, at 12.6 percent in 2020, increased by 5.3 percentage points from the previous year. It is imperative that people with disabilities are included in the workplace across all industries. Inclusively is bridging job seekers with disabilities to businesses that are hiring. Recently, Inclusively partnered with Best Buddies International that allows Best Buddies Jobs participants to register for free and tag their profiles with “Best Buddies Participant” under Certificates & Affiliations.
Social Impact? People with disabilities are talented in so many different areas. They are leaders, problem solvers, decision makers, creative, dedicated, and so many other areas that businesses are missing out on by not hiring them. Inclusively is providing a talent pipeline for business that are committed to ensuring people with disabilities are included, and they are providing a platform for people with disabilities to find job opportunities. In addition they provide the following: trainings on workplace inclusivity and accommodations, job seekers can indicate on their profiles which accommodations they would need in an interview or at work, and employers can include accommodations in job listings.
How to Support?
“I believe that having a job is something that can change someone’s life. It is something that provides stability, but not just financial stability, it provides something that you can look forward to, that you can work on, that you can have successes in, that you can become better at, that you can learn to overcome challenges.”
— Charlotte Dales