Qurate Retail Group Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 13, 2022: In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Qurate Retail GroupSM is using its production resources, television broadcasts and digital platforms to support disability-owned businesses and is hosting events for team members to celebrate the history, contributions and achievements within the disability community. Here’s a closer look at this month’s activities:
- Small Business Spotlight: Ten disability-owned businesses – spanning home décor and innovations, kitchen/culinary, beauty, and accessories – have been selected to participate during October in Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight, which supports entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups with national on-air and digital exposure, along with various other pro-bono, in-kind services. Five businesses will share their brand stories on-air on QVC® and HSN® at various times throughout the month, while an additional five businesses will appear on QVC2 in a half-hour special at 3 p.m. ET on October 15. In addition, participating businesses will be featured on Zulily®’s website. Learn more about this month’s participating businesses on QVC.com, HSN.com and Zulily.com. Qurate Retail Group offers small businesses unmatched opportunities for growth and exposure. The company is the largest player in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which includes video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms. The QVC+ and HSN+ streaming experience is available to more than 100 million internet-connected homes across the U.S. QVC and HSN reach more than 200 million homes globally via 14 linear TV channels, which are widely available on cable/satellite TV, free over-the-air TV, and digital livestreaming TV. QVC and HSN also reach millions of homes via websites, mobile apps and social pages.
- Team Member Events: SQUID Inc. (Supporting Qurate Individuals with Disabilities), Qurate Retail Group’s team member resource group (TMRG) that provides support for individuals with disabilities and their allies – is offering two team member events in October:
- An insightful panel discussion will be hosted where team members will share how their disability completes them yet doesn’t define them, and how they’re more than just a person with a disability.
- Keely Cat-Wells, award-winning entrepreneur and disability activist, will have a lively discussion with team members about her journey to becoming a trusted Disability advocate around the world.
“At Qurate Retail Group, we believe that diversity, belonging and fairness are the engines of innovation and creativity,” said Virginia Nguyen, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Qurate Retail Group. “It’s an honor to use our platforms to advance disability inclusion as we remain steadfast in our focus on creating communities and experiences that are inclusive and welcoming for all.”
As part of ongoing efforts to champion disability inclusion, in 2021, Qurate Retail Group joined The Valuable 500, a global business collective made up of 500 CEOs and their companies, innovating together for disability inclusion. In line with this commitment, Qurate Retail Group is also working to deliver more inclusive customer experiences with new adaptive/universal product categories and assortments. In addition, Qurate Retail Group earned a top score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), recognizing the company as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
For more information about Qurate Retail Group’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit https://www.qurateretailgroup.com/lp/diversity-equity-inclusion