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Thursday, December 01 2022 - 23:48
Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow: Valuable 500 Reach Milestone for 'Generation Valuable' on International Day for Persons with Disabilities
LONDON, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Powered by Verizon, the Valuable 500 has enlisted 75 Generation Valuable 
Mentees and Mentors
- Launching in January 2023, the Generation Valuable participants will gain 
access to world-class creative leadership courses and collaborative 
opportunities with the other multinational corporations taking part in the 
initial cohort.
- The programme modules include Creative Leadership, Leadership Identity, 
Strategic Thinking, Business for Good/ESG, and Disability Advocacy.
- The Inaugural cohort includes EY, Hitachi Group, ISS, London Stock Exchange, 
Mahindra, Nestle, P&G, Santen, Sanofi, Sekisui House Ltd., and Verizon and 
includes companies for every continent in the programme.

Celebrating International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) the Valuable 
500 today announces reaching the goal of securing 75 mentees and mentors as the 
inaugural cohort for its innovative leadership 'Generation Valuable' programme 
from companies in every continent. This follows the launch of the search for 
the leaders of tomorrow at WEF in May this year.
Research shows that marginalised talent often faces systemic barriers to 
promotion, leading to a shockingly low number of disabled people in leadership 
positions – particularly within the executive level and C-Suite. Generation 
Valuable seeks to address the gap in disability talent, at all levels, by 
creating an opportunity for one rising leader from each member company to 
receive training provided by some of the world's leading disability inclusion 
and leadership development experts, as well as an internal executive mentor. 
This will chart new pathways to C-Suite level for aspiring disabled leaders and 

Over the course of 12 months, the mentors will be championing the development 
of their mentees by sharing industry insights, encouraging growth mindsets, and 
equipping them with the strategic tools necessary to flourish in business. The 
programme will strengthen participants' personal leadership identities to 
cultivate environments that execute business strategies with an ESG and equity 

Caroline Casey, Founder, of the Valuable 500 commented:
"Generation Valuable will amplify real talent and pave the way for eliminating 
outdated biases that prevent aspiring leaders from attaining the C-Suite rung 
on their career ladders. I am truly excited for our next steps and look 
forward, as a Collective, to building better faster together."

Charlotte Edgeworth, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact, Sony 
Music UK commented:
"Sony Music UK is proud to support the inaugural cohort of Generation Valuable. 
The Valuable 500 is leading the way in disability inclusion and we are thrilled 
to be part of this important initiative. We know that participation will have a 
positive impact not just on mentees and their mentors but on the wider business 

Generation Valuable will be co-chaired by powerhouses in DEI Fred Moltz, Head 
of Accessibility, Verizon, Sam Latif, Company Accessibility Leader, P&G, and KR 
Liu, Head of Brand Accessibility, Google.

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Media contacts:
For interviews and further information, please contact:
Charlane Robinson
Head of Communications, the Valuable 500

SOURCE: The Valuable 500