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#PurpleLightUp is a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.
PurpleSpace leads this movement, our mark of respect to the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) held annually on 3rd December.

Since 2017, #PurpleLightUp has been driving momentum for disability inclusion across hundreds of organisations, reaching thousands of employees in different ways. This includes lighting up iconic buildings purple, holding events, developing workplace policies for disabled employees and sparking conversations about disability inclusion worldwide.

In 2021, we’re encouraging global Leader to Leader Conversations between disability Employee Resource Group/Network Leaders and CEOs. Joining the ‘Leader to Leader’ conversation provides organisations from across the public, private and NGO sectors with the perfect platform to celebrate the economic contribution of employees with disabilities and shine a light on the work of those who are making the most extraordinary contribution to cultural change: the disability ERG/Network leaders.

#PurpleLightUp offers the chance for:

  • Employers to showcase the economic contribution of disabled employees to economies across the world and their dedication to driving the disability inclusion agenda.
  • Network / employee resource group leaders to demonstrate the return on employer investment into well-resourced, well-led networks; sharing their organisation’s strategic plans for the year ahead or celebrating their successes over the past year.
  • Allies and Champions from every continent to share how they will contribute to the build of a better working world.

Please find out more about how to get involved here, with a resource that includes graphics, zoom backgrounds and a video template for you to use.