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Disability is not a barrier

Voya’s work to help serve individuals with special needs and disabilities — as well as their families and caregivers — through our Voya Cares® program is capturing national headlines. USA Today recently published an article on how  “disability is not a barrier,” as companies increasingly look to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce to gain a competitive edge in the market.


Voya was prominently featured in the USA Today article, “Disability not a barrier: At a time of low unemployment, employers tap a new talent pool," which includes comments from Voya’s Heather Lavallee, president of Tax-Exempt Markets and executive sponsor of our Voya Cares program. The article features individuals with disabilities sharing how their lives have changed after getting a job, as well as employers who are helping to make this happen — including Voya, Microsoft and Walgreens.


In addition to the article, USA Today also posted a brief video that was taken at the Disability:IN’s Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, where Voya was one of the sponsors. The video features comments from Voya’s Angela Harrell, chief diversity and corporate responsibility officer, and Paul Gennaro, chief brand and communications officer.



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About Voya Cares®

As an extension of Voya's vision and mission to help all Americans have the quality of life they seek in retirement, the Voya Cares program is committed to being a leader in making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and disabilities — as well as their families, caregivers and other providers — by offering a depth of resources focused on education, planning and solutions. Visit to learn more.