Engaging in one or more of Disability:IN’s eight Committees is one way to get more involved with the Disability:IN network of corporate partners. Committees are only open to corporate partner companies and provide leadership and professional development opportunities, networking, and focus on best practice sharing. Most of the Disability:IN Committees meet once per quarter for a virtual hour-long meeting. Any Disability:IN partner company is welcome to have up to two committee members on each committee. Please note that some exceptions do exist and are noted below with an asterisk.  Please reach out to Jordan Krug at [email protected] with any questions on committees, current members, or if you are interested in joining a particular committee.

Full Committee List

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Accessibility Leadership Committee:

A diverse group of business leaders who have come together to share their knowledge, strategies, and best practices to help organizations enhance and maintain accessibility policies and practices in the workplace.  While the committee’s current focus is on digital accessibility, the Committee recognizes that a corporate commitment to accessibility goes “beyond digital” to include all aspects of the built, operational, communication, program, and other environments that our applicants and employees experience. If interested in joining, please email Mackenzie Ward at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Amy
Warner

VP & GM, IT Digital Business Solutions and Corporate Director of Accessibility, Intel Corporation

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Sam
Latif

Company Accessibility Leader, Procter & Gamble

Chief Diversity Officer Forum:

Interactive forum of Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) provides an opportunity to engage with peers on challenges and leading practices related to disability inclusion and intersectionality. *Since this forum is title specific, only one member will be allowed from each partner company. If interested in joining, please have your Chief Diversity Officer email Brian Horn at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Carlos
Cubia

SVP, Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Michael
Lopez

Senior Vice President, Environment, Social & Governance, Abercrombie & Fitch

ERG/BRG Leadership Committee:

A peer networking forum for developing or enhancing a disability-focused affinity group that provides business value and professional growth for its members. This group is aimed for disability ERG/BRG co-chairs. The ERG/BRG Leadership Committee has developed an on-line toolkit to which it annually adds new resources. You can review it on Disability:IN’s website in the Resource section found hereIf interested in joining, please email Michelle Maybaum at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Sarah Helm, PhD

Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Discover Financial Services

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Tracy
Schramm

Executive Council Member Manager, IBM i Global Support Center, PWD BRG Lead, IBM

Executive Sponsors Forum:

Executive Sponsors are the voice of Business Resource Groups and responsible for driving positive change within the business. This committee brings together executive sponsors to explore the most effective ways to link disability affinity groups to the business and to foster environments where all employees are IN. *Since this forum is title specific, only one member will be allowed from each partner company. If interested in joining, please have your Executive Sponsor email Jill Houghton at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Paul
Gennaro

SVP, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Voya Financial

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Alleace Gibbs

Vice President, Communications, Northrop Grumman

Global Roundtable:

An interactive forum for business leaders to engage with peers across industries on disability inclusion policies, programs, and trends around the world. This committee also has three subcommittees: APAC, EMEA, and LATAM. *2 members allowed on all four groups from each partner company. If interested in joining, please email Kate Calcutt at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Wil Lewis

Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer, Experian

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Marina
Williams

Director, Equal Opportunity Programs, Lockheed Martin

Mental Wellness Committee:

Mental health is the number one cause of disability in the workplace. The world is changing, and the mental health needs of employees are shifting with it. This interactive forum provides an opportunity for national and global business leaders to learn from each other about best practices related to addressing mental wellness in the workplace in order to support their employees and improve workforce productivity. If interested in joining, please email Jordan Krug at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Clare
Miller

Life @ Mental Health Program Manager, Facebook

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Margaret
Smith

Senior Managing Director, Global Geographic Services and Business Operations, Accenture

Procurement Council:

A council of business professionals providing direction in elevating Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity Program. The Procurement Council provides program oversight and direction, feedback and buy-in for established and new initiatives. If interested in joining, please email Philip DeVleigher at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Nedra
Dickson

Secretary, Disability:IN | Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead, Accenture

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Raul
Suarez-Rodriguez

Director, Global Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity, Merck

Talent Acquisition Committee:

A diverse group of talent acquisition and recruiting professionals come together to discuss disability inclusive hiring practices and trends while exploring how to leverage Disability:IN to incorporate individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities into company talent pipelines. If interested in joining, please email Bridgette Anderson at [email protected].

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Krystal
Mills

VP, Head of Campus & Diversity Recruitment, PNC

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Meredith
Sadoulet

Vice President, Talent Experience, Comcast

Other Groups Affiliated with Disability:IN:

DEI Advisory Committee:

The DEI Advisory Committee is a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, who have been elected to share their knowledge, expertise, and vision to enhance disability inclusion policies and practices in the workplace. This is a small, closed committee and is currently invite-only.

National Certification Committee (NCC):

The NCC is an essential working group responsible for the critical evaluation of certification applications and documentation received from disability suppliers (DOBEs) as well as recertification requests while upholding world class certification standards. This committee is not included in the standard committee list as the commitment involved is a bit more than others. Committee members meet virtually once per month for approximately two hours. Outside of meetings, members also review assigned certification applications and supporting documents using an online system, which takes approximately two additional hours monthly. Experience in legal, tax, finance and/or accounting is helpful but not required. Members are required to sign an NDA. Please reach out to [email protected] with questions or interest!

Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable:

The Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable is a collection of innovative leaders who spearhead autism-focused hiring initiatives. As a collection of cross industry employers, we lead field-specific recruitment efforts. The results have been significant for our culture development and for people with autism. This group is facilitated by Microsoft and requires having a neurodiversity hiring program already in place for at least a year.

NextGen Council:

The NextGen Council is a group of NextGen Alumni who help to inform, educate, advise and assist Disability:IN, its corporate partners, and Affiliates on the ways in which to effectively engage college students and youth with disabilities. This council is not open to Disabliity:IN partner companies.