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Global Disability Employment Summit: Leading Corporate Practices on Disability Inclusion
July 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Co-Hosted By: USBLN and U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, July 27
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
8:00am – 12:00pm EST
This event will bring together businesses to discuss the importance of disability inclusion in their workforce, marketplace and supply chain. Companies will share best practices on accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.
Registration Link: https://usbln.wufoo.com/forms/zruett40v8lhfw/
8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast and Networking
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome
Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jill Houghton, President and CEO, US Business Leadership Network
8:45am – 9:00am Congressional Keynotes
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
9:00am – 9:45am Accessibility Panel
Accessibility best practices of physical space, as well as websites and technology, are constantly evolving. Companies are sharing best practices from the U.S. and abroad to make everything they do fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Mike Ellis, Global Vice President of Accessibility, Sprint
Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President of Accessibility, Comcast NBCUniversal
Paula Kelley, Managing Director, U. S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Bob O’Hara, Vice President Employment Law and Global HR Compliance United Technologies Corporation
9:45am – 10:30am Supply Chain Panel
Increasingly, companies are working to diversify their supply chains and include disability-owned businesses. This panel will address the concerns associated with finding and tracking disability-owned businesses outside of the U.S. and what companies can do to further diversify their supply chains.
Joyce Bender, President and CEO, Bender Consulting Services
Regina Heyward, Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo
Theresa Harrison, Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader, EY
Needra Dickson, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead, Accenture
10:30am – 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am – 11:00am Congressional Keynote
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05
11:00am – 11:45am Regulations for Hiring Panel
Every country has different regulations around hiring people with disabilities. These regulations are diverse and can have unintended impacts on hiring people with disabilities. Learn what is happening in countries such as Brazil, Japan, the UK and India and how companies are working to make their workforces more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Randy Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, & Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Rosalia Thomas, Director, Global & Americas Diversity & Inclusion, IBM
Ann M. Anaya, Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Lead, 3M
Bryan McHugh, Director, International Workplace Planning, UPS
11:45am – 12:00pm Closing Remarks
Judy Heumann, former Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State
Sponsored by: Workplace Transitions for People Touched by Cancer
A Collaboration of Anthem, Inc., Cancer and Careers, Pfizer and U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN).