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Parinay Malik

Parinay Malik

Inclusive Experience Lead, Fidelity Investments
Parinay Malik is an abstract artist and a deaf professional at Fidelity Investments, where he is an Inclusive Design and Innovation Strategist and Inclusive Experience Lead. At Fidelity, he heads the Office of Internal Accessibility and the BELONG program, an inclusion initiative to create a diversity of ways for employees of all abilities to participate in work experience and to harness the power of inclusion to create compelling products and drive greater innovation. The BELONG program’s mission of “Sense of Belonging” encompasses a variety of programs and initiatives that leverage the power of inclusion, such as, BELONG Innovation, Internships, Hacks, and Ideas. Parinay holds a BSc in Business Management and Information Technology from RIT and recently graduated with an MBA from Babson College and MIT. As a sought-after speaker, he delivers keynote talks and workshops that facilitate awareness and education around topics including Inclusive Human-Centered Design, Innovation, and Disability.

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Solving Problems with and for the Problem Solvers


Release Date: 07/27/2020, Lori Samuels, Alice Meadows, Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Parinay Malik, Simon Holt, Bruce Rosenblum, Catherine Harding-Wiltshire

We all strive to make our content and services more accessible and inclusive for our customers. But how well are we progressing toward the equally important goal of welcoming the unique perspectives, contributions, and problem-solving abilities of people with disabilities into our organizations? What does “working with a disability” look like—for employees, colleagues, and employers? This session explores what it’s like to work in our industry while disabled, foregrounding the voices of publishing professionals with visible or hidden disabilities and of specialists in assistive technologies and disability inclusion and empowerment. We know that recruiting and retaining people with disabilities strengthens our organizations and improves our capacity to innovate, problem-solve, and meet our customers’ accessibility needs. What practices and processes foster inclusion efforts? How can you make a difference in your workplace? What does this mean for your organization’s hiring process, retention practices, and approaches to accommodation?