AlixPartners participates in United Nations World Down Syndrome Day 2018 conference
NEW YORK (March 21, 2018) – AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today participated in the United Nations World Down Syndrome Day 2018 conference in New York. The firm was represented by Peter Saville, Managing Director, and Andrew Constable, London Facilities Manager.
At the conference, Peter and Andrew participated in a panel discussion, joined by representatives from other major employers, and spoke about AlixPartners’ commitment to providing a workplace that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds, including those with disabilities. Peter and Andrew also discussed their personal experiences working with an AlixPartners employee with Down syndrome and shared best practices for companies considering similar programs.
“I’ve been delighted to see the positive impact that working with employees with Down syndrome can have both on the individuals themselves and their colleagues,” said Peter Saville. “I am grateful for the opportunity to share our amazing experience, learnings and best practices with other employers at the United Nations conference. I’m looking forward to applying what we’ve learned to make an even greater difference to people’s lives in the workplace across our global network.”
Constable commented, “I have had the pleasure of working closely with an extraordinary young man with Down syndrome in AlixPartners’ London office over the past year. It has been an extremely rewarding experience for both of us, and I am proud of AlixPartners’ commitment to this important program which creates meaningful opportunities for people with Down syndrome.”
Diversity and Inclusion is fundamental to AlixPartners’ mission and core values. We believe in creating a culture that is inclusive of everyone and a workplace where team members have opportunities to take action on important issues with people who share common interests.
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