Are You In? 2021 Disability:IN Annual Conference logo. July 12-15.



Please use the following links to access the dedicated NextGen sessions throughout the 2021 Annual Conference.

Tuesday July 13th

  • (1 pm – 1:45 pm) Navigating your Career & Building Your Personal Brand
    Hosted by UnitedHealth Group
    Hear from a panel of UnitedHealth Group Early Career Program Leaders that have built programs for thousands of diverse team members across the country and globally! This is an opportunity to learn more about how you can uniquely contribute using your innate skills and apply them in every role.
  • (2 pm – 2:45 pm) Seek, Speak and Listen – Foundational Habits to a Culture of Integrity and Inclusion
    Hosted by Boeing
    The habits of Seeking, Speaking & Listening, along with Our Values and Our Priorities, set the foundation of Boeing’s culture. These habits empower us to connect across difference, learn from one another and make better decisions. By fully embracing them, we can improve our quality, safety, integrity and inclusion outcomes. Learn how these habits establish a strong culture of integrity and inclusion.
  • (3 pm – 3:45 pm) The Art and Science of the Interview
    Hosted by Intel
    If you have ever wondered what it takes to win in the interview room then this session is for you. Come join us as we unpack how master the art and science of the interview, what you can do to find more success in the interview process and how to effectively sell yourself as you pursue new opportunities.
  • (4 pm – 4:45 pm) Strategies for Virtual Networking with Companies & Recruiters
    Hosted by GSK
    This session will provide attendees with insights to some approaches that corporations like GSK use to identify top talent in a virtual environment. As an outcome, session participants will gain insights to novel recruitment approaches that will inform their future engagement with companies, when seeking new opportunities.
  • (5 pm – 5:45 pm) How to Bring your Authentic Self to Work
    Hosted by Rethink Benefits
    Given the changing times and uncertainty about the future, workplaces need to create safe environments for employees to bring their authentic selves to their roles. Moreover, employees must differentiate themselves and stand out authentically to land opportunities. Learn tips on how to make this a reality from the Manager of Neurodiversity at Rethink Benefits.

Wednesday July 14th

  • (1 pm – 1:45 pm) Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
    Hosted by Discover
    According to the CDC, one in four adults in the United States is living with a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals by requiring employers to make “reasonable accommodations” to allow them to perform jobs they are qualified for. During this session, you will learn about what reasonable accommodations are and are not, as well as steps for identifying and obtaining reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
  • (2 pm – 2:45 pm) Minimizing Bias in the Hiring Process at PepsiCo
    Hosted by PepsiCo
    At PepsiCo, we recognize that supporting diversity and engagement is not only the right thing to do, it is the right thing to do for our business. This commitment is woven into our values and our guiding philosophy of Winning with Purpose vision, which recognizes that our company is strongest when we are a company of opportunity that embraces the full spectrum of humanity. That means both building a more diverse, more inclusive workplace, and promoting what we call courageous engagement in our company and the communities we serve. During this session, we’ll share what we are doing today and how we continue to seek ways to minimize bias in hiring.
  • (3 pm – 3:45 pm) Establishing Your Financial Future
    Hosted by Citizens Bank
    As a NextGen Leader you’ve got a bright professional future ahead of you – securing an internship and later landing your first full-time job out of school. Along with that comes a regular paycheck and potentially bonuses and company perks. Join Citizens, one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, to learn how to get started early with responsible money management. A Citizens pro will guide you through establishing an account, managing a budget, and saving money to accomplish your financial goals. Bring your financial questions, we have answers!
  • (4 pm – 4:45 pm) Demystifying the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Hosted by Merck
    For more than a century, Merck has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. We invite you to learn what it means to Invent for Life.
  • (5 pm – 5:45 pm) American Airlines Customer Experience
    Hosted by American Air
    Learn how American Airlines’ technology can assist you on a future business or leisure travel trip. Nowadays with all of the complexities of travel, it is more important than ever that we make travel accessible for all customers and provide our team members with the tools to take care of our customers throughout their travel journey.

Thursday July 15th


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