Ability at AbbVie

Ability at AbbVie focuses on advocacy and inclusion, uniting employees with disabilities, caregivers of people with disabilities and other allies of the community. We want members of our community to be empowered to reach their full potential.

There’s a future full of possibilities

The Ability community brings highly valued skills to our workplace.

What we stand for

The term “disability” is a misnomer. People who face additional challenges to do what others take for granted display grit and determination, and through their experiences learn empathy and problem-solving skills. These are exceptional abilities not shortcomings. People who are part of this unique community seek to be known for their contributions, rather than a physiological trait such as being blind, hearing impaired or unable to walk, or having mental health conditions. 

Research shows that people with disabilities are unemployed or underemployed at higher rates than other workers. The need for advocacy and inclusion is paramount for this community to be empowered to reach their full potential, and that’s exactly what Ability at AbbVie aims to do.

Ability at AbbVie provides support and information for employees and caregivers alike. We collaborate, gain new perspectives, and work together to enhance our company culture and provide opportunities for employees with diverse life experiences.

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Laurinda Cooker
Director, Regulatory Affairs Strategic Labeling
Ability at AbbVie
Ability at AbbVie
Ability at AbbVie

Ability at AbbVie ERG lets me connect with others like myself who have children or family members with disabilities and are facing similar challenges while balancing their careers – and helps advance inclusion for people living with or impacted by disabilities.

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Julie Rink
Associate Director, Future Capabilities Strategic Initiatives
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Working at AbbVie

Ability is committed to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to build a professional career with AbbVie. We will inspire the organization to hire people with disabilities, work with leaders to find real employment opportunities and target education and training to equip people leaders and their teams to build inclusive environments where people with disabilities thrive.

Working in a technology group has allowed me to see first-hand how ‘otherly-abled’ persons can flourish and experience rewarding career development. I am proud to be able to foster these opportunities and look forward to seeing them grow across AbbVie!

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Philip Hajduk
Vice President, IT Information Research

Community impact

Ability is proud to support organizations through the AbbVie Foundation ERG community grant program.

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