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.
LeAndre Yarrell is a retired United States Army Sargent who served in Afghanistan. LeAndre’s career plan is based on setting goals for himself, and acquiring the professional skills, experience, and accomplishments that will lead him to the C-Suite level.
As a person who is deaf, Afomeya encountered supervisors and co-workers who discouraged her from becoming a pharmacist since they could not believe that she would be able to communicate effectively with customers.