Hero Ex-SVP : “Walgreens has “dream goal”, …10% disabled workforce within five years”
A Truly Uplifting Story
Randy Lewis has an incredible story to tell. “It’s the tale of how a man who led logistics at America’s largest drug-store chain, supporting it as it grew from 1,600 to 8,000 outlets with the most advanced logistics network in its sector, did so while giving job opportunities to thousands of disabled people.”
Randy is an advocate. He understands the benefits that inclusive organizations experience. Think ability, not disability.
This is another quote from the article. It really shows how perseverance and teamwork are so important to the success of any strategy:
“Walgreens had previously employed disabled people to do “ancillary rather than mission-critical work”, cleaning for example, but Lewis wanted to do something more. “We wanted an opportunity to bring people in as our own employees,” he recalls. That opportunity came with the building of a new distribution centre; larger and more automated than any the company had owned before.”
The full article goes in to depth regarding Randy’s personal inspirations and current advocacy work.
I encourage our followers to read the full article