At D&R, we’re always on the lookout for organizations and companies that demonstrate dignity and respect by giving back in some way, shape, or form. Companies that Lead the Way…
Chances are you’ve summoned a ride using Uber by now, or you know someone who has. A regular user or driver is likely to notice frequent updates to the app…
We have a number of initiatives here at the Dignity & Respect Campaign to Build Cultural Awareness, Stop the Violence, Prevent Bullying, and Lead the Way – but it’s October…
Starbucks’ Autistic Dancing Barista
Sam, an Autistic Teen from Toronto thought his movement disorder would prevent him from ever being a barista. After landing a job at Starbucks, Sam’s manager Chris Ali realized his movements could be channeled into playful dancing. This led to a viral video of Sam being taken, an appearance on the Ellen show, and a big self-esteem boost for a wonderful young man.
“Sam has a such a big heart and he’s made me a better person” -Chris Ali, Sam’s manager
Mattell’s More Inclusive Barbie’s
Mattell recently announced they would be introducing a wide variety of new body types to their Barbie line. These include curvy, petite and tall as a well as a variety of new skin tones and hairstyles.
“Barbie reflects the world girls see around them. Her ability to evolve and grow with the times, while staying true to her spirit, is central to why Barbie is the number one fashion doll in the world” -Richard Dickson, President and Chief Operating Officer Mattell
UPMC Leading the Way in Patient Care
It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night at a UPMC hospital in Pittsburgh when a nurse realizes his patient doesn’t speak English.
But this doesn’t delay, derail, or impact the quality of care the patient receives.
Thanks to Tami Minnier’s leadership and insight as the Chief Quality Officer for UPMC, the nurse calls an internal toll-free number and is connected to a translator, ensuring the patient’s needs are met as soon as possible.