In 2014, AXA became a member of the Business and Disability Network of the ILO (International Labor Organization). As a member of this network AXA has the opportunity to share with other global corporations its work as well as implement strategic best practices from other firms. Our community of D&I managers across AXA are working together to develop a toolkit of good practices on various aspects of disability inclusion to share as a model for implementation.
By focusing on abilities, we tap into the wide talent pool of differently abled people and we have seen great success in programs on mental health, working with people with hearing impairments and job shadowing for those with intellectual challenges.
I am in charge of communication regarding Diversity & Inclusion, writing articles, making presentations and coordinating events. I am totally blind and commute to the office with my guide dog. People I work with pay attention to my ability rather than disability and respect my personality, so I feel valued as their colleague. I hope to keep offering AXA colleagues a different point of view from my mind's eye.
I have muscular dystrophy and use a wheelchair. In 2011, I joined AXA Group HR as a trainee and was later hired as a permanent employee.My strong educational background combined with the trainings offered by AXA enabled me to easily take up the reins of my job. Today I am involved in a wide range of total reward subjects with colleagues from around the world.
My colleagues are really supportive, helpful and understanding and I am very grateful for all their support.