Booz Allen Receives a Top Score on the Disability Equality Index

Aug 25, 2017 10:05 AM ET
Pictured (from left to right): Joel Ward, Lynn Livengood, Eric Wright, Emily Sylling, Brooke Matheson, Eli Hinson

Booz Allen is proud to announce that we have achieved a 100% score on the third annual Disability Equality Index (DEI®), the nation’s most trusted annual benchmarking tool allowing America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices.

This year a record 68 employers have earned the top rating of 100 – signaling to corporate America that becoming inclusive to people with disabilities drives positive results across the business. 110 companies participated in the 2017 DEI, with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. DEI results also indicate areas in which companies must improve and close the policy and practice gaps for disability inclusion.

At Booz Allen Hamilton, we thrive when we bring a diverse mindset to our clients’ problems. That means we actively seek those who are bold in their thinking and those who have a proven track record of innovation – people who are the problem solvers our clients need for tackling hard challenges.  As Eric Wright has said, “People with disabilities make really good consultants.”

“Every day, we talk about how diversity—of background, experience, and thought—is essential to maintaining the excellence of the work we do,” said Cheryl Wade, head of diversity and inclusion at Booz Allen Hamilton. “Achieving a 100% score on this index helps us understand where we excel. More importantly, the Disability Equality Index is a critical tool that helps us determine how we can continue to improve our support for our employees with disabilities.”

Want to learn more about the companies bridging the diversity gap in the workplace? The full company list can be accessed here: