MADISON, Wis.—Nov. 8, 2021—WPS Health Solutions commits to support Disability:IN Wisconsin as a Sustaining Partner. Disability:IN Wisconsin is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-to-business network of professionals with disabilities and allies across the state. The partnership allows WPS to share best practices and local resources on disability inclusion.
Events organized by Disability:IN Wisconsin will allow WPS employees to engage with local, regional, and national experts on important topics in disability inclusion. Working with the organization also allows WPS to connect with local certified disability-owned businesses.
Jihan Bekiri, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WPS, said, “Joining Disability:IN is a conscious step toward disability inclusion at WPS. I am thrilled to have WPS join this group of dedicated advocates so we can learn more and move forward together.”
Disability:IN Wisconsin offers participating employers resources for recruiting candidates with disabilities, information on disability issues/topics, recognition for best disability employment practices, and exposure to an untapped market for goods and services.
The new partnership follows on the heels of other WPS diversity, equity, and inclusion work, including hiring Bekiri in January, signing the CEO Action Pledge and participating in the Day of Understanding, joining the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber in June, and the creation of the ‘WPS Diversity in Insurance’ scholarship, which helps underrepresented Madison College students pursuing careers in insurance, in September.