For the fourth consecutive year, Mathematica has earned a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index® and received recognition as one of the “2023 Best Place to Work for People with Disabilities” by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
“Mathematica is dedicated to becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace,” said Dawnavan Davis, chief equity and inclusion officer at Mathematica. “We value the talents and contributions of staff living with disabilities and have embarked on a proactive journey to provide a more accessible environment for employees at Mathematica.”
Mathematica continues to see a positive trends in representation among people with disabilities in our staff. As of Q4 2022, 9.0% of employees self-identified as having a disability. Twelve percent of hires were individuals who identified as having a disability, up 2% from 2021. Ongoing recruitment efforts aimed to increase representation among staff with disabilities is a key part of the company’s talent acquisition strategy. There’s still significant work to do to increase representation overall, and this remains a top priority.
The company has also invested in enhancing the accessibility of our workspace and providing support for the disability community.
Mathematica posts accessible materials in advance of all-staff meetings to ensure that all employees have access to the materials and ample time to engage with them. The company’s internal company newsletter also features an inclusive design that makes all text and links accessible. Sign language interpreters in join management meetings and there is an accessibility tip sheets for running meetings to ensure a more universal application of accessibility principles. The company has also enhanced access card readers in addition to actuators to make our offices more accessible.
Mathematica’s charitable giving over the last year supported the Special Olympics, Alzheimer's Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties.
The Disability Equality Index® is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool to measure disability workplace inclusion. Mathematica’s score is an acknowledgement of its efforts over the past year to continue building a workplace that is inclusive and accessible. Receiving this recognition for 4 years in a row reflects Mathematica’s commitment to inclusion.
Visit Mathematica’s website for more information about its action plan for achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and how it infuses those principles into its work.