Get Involved

PurpleLightUp Get Involved

Join in with #PurpleLightUp to reshape the narrative around disability and demonstrate that inclusive organisations create inclusive societies. Let’s create a change together.

Why get involved

#PurpleLightUp is a way to not only show a commitment to disability inclusion and appreciation of the economic contribution of disabled employees but is a way to celebrate and connect with disabled people worldwide. #PurpleLightUp is open to all - no matter your role, the stage your network/resource group is at, or the type of organisation you work for, #PurpleLightUp has something for everyone.

Organisations

#PurpleLightUp helps organisations to drive their workplace to be a more inclusive one, by supporting, and listening to disabled staff. By organisations partaking in #PurpleLightUp, they show that they care about improving the working environment for disabled employees - in their organisation and worldwide. We’d recommend that organisations get involved through taking part in the Leader to Leader Global Conversation, developing a closer relationship with their network/resource group and by lighting up their buildings purple or changing their company logos/ Twitter handles/ Zoom or MS Team backgrounds purple

Networks/resource groups

Networks/resource groups use #PurpleLightUp to showcase the return on employer investment into well-resourced, well-led networks; by sharing their organisation’s strategic plans for the year ahead or by using it as a ‘good news’ day to celebrate their successes over the past year.. Networks/resource groups can partake through holding events, joining the #PurpleLightUp Reference Group (PurpleSpace members only).

Individuals

Disabled employees, network leaders and members and allies can learn more, connect, celebrate and feel part of the global purple community. #PurpleLightUp can help individuals to feel supported, or better understand how they can support others. We recommend that individuals get involved by taking part in, and sharing, Leader to Leader conversations.

We have a Get Involved resource, which contains some areas with ideas to assist your plans to celebrate the economic contribution of disabled employees in the run up to, and on, 3rd December. This resource, which can be distributed amongst colleagues, customers, suppliers, friends or family, includes zoom backgrounds, graphics too.