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Lessons learned from the Rising Leadership Academy

Guest blog: Joe Brown, recent Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina graduate and active job seeker The central focus of the Disability:IN Conference in Orlando, Florida spanning the days of Sept. 19-22 was disability inclusiveness in the workplace. It was truly an amazing experience. First, I want to talk about the breakout sessions. Although they were […]

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“I was in a room with 900+ people who all were interested in increasing their inclusion and diversity”

With a few days post-conference, to digest and process the events of the past five days. It really hit me what an amazing experience attending the Disability:IN’s 19th Annual Conference was. The Talent Accelerator was an incredible experience!

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“I can unequivocally say that it has changed my life. I feel liberated.”

The first time I got information on the Disability:IN Mentorship Exchange I was on the verge of breaking down emotionally. I felt like there was nothing out there for me despite how hard I have worked to get to where I am. I will tell a little bit of my story in the hope that it motivates or inspires anyone that reads it.

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USBLN Highlights Disability Inclusion with Leadership Awards at Annual Conference

Disability:IN Highlights Disability Inclusion with Leadership Awards at Annual Conference Winners include EY, AT&T, PNC and Wells Fargo The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) presented top awards on Sept. 21 during the annual conference Leadership Awards in Orlando, Fla. Recognition was given to four companies, three individuals and an affiliate network for their outstanding commitment […]

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“They truly believe an individual with a disability brings much value to their company”

I am a recent graduate, who went through college without knowing many of the service resources or employment accommodations available. I attended classes with every other student being able-bodied. Something that crossed my mind many times, and I’m sure others with disabilities have thought same thing: “What company would want to hire me?” But then came the Disability:IN Talent Accelerator.

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“For STEM positions, people with disabilities should actually be considered MORE qualified than their peers without disabilities”

After completing the Talent Accelerator, it warms my heart and inspires me to see so many students and recent graduates with disabilities who have achieved so much success at their schools and universities.