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DISABILITY ALLYSHIP FORUM

ADVOCATING FOR ABILITIES
 

June 29, 2018

8:30am - 2:00pm

San Francisco, CA

Hosted by 

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Twenty percent of the population has a disability and yet representation of disability in the workplace is limited at best. Join this forum to find out more about disability experience in the workplace and how to show up as an ally at your company.

 

This will be a safe space for everyone to engage and learn from one another without judgement.  Attendance is limited to 100, so register soon!

PROGRAM

8:30 - 9:00am         Breakfast and Registration
 

9:00 - 9:15am         Welcome and Forum Opening
 

9:15 - 10:00am       Keynote: More Than Meets The Eye: A New Direction for Conversations on Disability. Begin learning how society views disability on a broad scale and about the lens through which your view is impacted.
 

10:15 - 11:15am     Panel: Increasing Understanding as an Ally. Find out how you can activate allyship from a panel of professionals with disabilities.
 

11:15 - 12:15pm     Lunch and Non-Profit Showcase
 

12:15 - 1:30pm       Workshop: Advocating for Accommodations. Accommodations are often seen as a burden for companies, when they are really a way to increase employee participation and productivity. Understand what you can do as an ally to support accommodations for all.
 

1:30 - 2:00pm         Closing Keynote, Networking and Non-Profit Showcase

SPEAKERS

Sumayyah Emeh-Edu

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Sumayyah Emeh-Edu is the Founder and Principal Strategist of Embedded Consulting and Sr. Strategist for the Inclusionary Leadership Group.  She has over 15 years of experience leading various initiatives within higher education and corporate sectors, focused primarily on diversity and professional development.

Kathleen Martinez

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Kathy Martinez, former Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, is SVP of the People with Disabilities segment at Wells Fargo. In her role, she works to expand the company’s capabilities and programs dedicated to serving customers with disabilities.

Noel

Kriedler

  • LinkedIn - White Circle

As an HR and ADA consultant, Noel works with clients to create and implement innovative solutions that open people’s minds to new possibilities and achieve bold results. She brings extensive knowledge of ADA and a commitment to accessible architectural design for people with disabilities

Mark Madrid

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Mark L. Madrid is CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on strengthening America through funding Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University.

Danh Trang

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Danh is a Product Manager at Blend, a financial technology startup modernizing the mortgage and consumer lending industry. He previously worked as a Trader at Bridgewater Associates and served as the Director of Finance for Little People of America.

Jessie Wusthoff

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Jessie is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Clover Health. Her greatest passions are moving people toward greater understanding of disability in the workplace and the urgency behind understanding intersectionality.

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Abilities United

All proceeds from this event to benefit Abilities United, a nonprofit working to advance advocacy, independence and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.

With generous support from

Salesforce
Atlassian
Kapo Center for Social Impact
Logitech
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Symantec
Box, Inc.