Willette Natasha Bolden – Tasha – navigated life for 40 years as an African American lesbian woman. However, when she also became a person with a disability, her professional story took a new and fulfilling path.
Grayson Shor is a graduate student in the Masters of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA)at George Washington University. He will graduate this spring when he returns from Taiwan where he’s on a U.S. Government fellowship studying at the National Taiwan University.
Through our signature education initiatives, we aim to help businesses develop enduring leaders for a more disability inclusive workplace. They are NextGen Leaders. Learn more about how the programs have impacted the life and career of one recent program alumna, Taylor Mickelson.
Chris wants students with disabilities to appreciate disability in the context of intersectionality. As a Black man with a disability, he has had two societal challenges and is proud to share both selves.
While Bryan believes most major companies recognize the importance of diversity in the workplace, he feels actively investing in programs such as the Talent Accelerator underscores the commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Hannah recently accepted a position as Program Coordinator for the Disability:IN, where she gets to work on a number of projects. As a NextGen Leader alum, Hannah’s assistance with the NextGen Leaders Initiatives will be invaluable.
Ally’s story is a true win-win, both for her and BAE Systems. She is engaged in company activities, such as BAE Systems’ disability employee resource group, which enhance the company’s opportunities to attract top talent who also happen to have disabilities.