Exploring Global Disability Employment Strategies
USBLN Global Disability Employment Summit
Produced jointly by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Global Disability Employment Summit will bring together global businesses to discuss the importance of disability inclusion in their workforce, marketplace and supply chain.
The summit will be held on July 27th, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. Companies present will share best practices, and collaborate on ways to promote accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.
The morning will kick off with a networking breakfast. Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jill Houghton, President and CEO of the USBLN, and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) will address the audience.
The first panel of the day will feature representatives from Sprint, Comcast NBCUniversal, Bank of America, and United Technologies Corporation. This panel will discuss the evolution of technology and its significance on accessibility of both physical spaces and websites.
Shortly after, executives from Bender Consulting Services, Wells Fargo, EY, and Accenture will give expert advice on supply chain. They 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.
The summit will conclude with an insightful panel on regulations for hiring on a global level. Representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, IBM, Facebook, 3M, and UPS will offer their perspective on 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.
Three new BLNs Added to the USBLN Affiliate Network since July 2017
This summer has seen landmark growth in the USBLN local Affiliate Network that spans the nation in 43 sites over 30 states! Now that the USBLN Conference is over, connecting locally with these BLNs is a way to take to the same type of around disability inclusion education and training from Orlando and spread it across your corporate footprint.
Recap: USBLN Annual Conference and Biz2Biz Expo
As a little person who attended the conference for the first time this year, I was moved by so many speeches throughout the conference. Attendees got real and shared some of their most vulnerable stories, which were relatable. Most of all, I got to be myself without having to worry about people’s perceptions.
USBLN Recognizes leaders in disability inclusion with 2017 Leadership Awards
Washington, D.C. (August 25, 2017) – On Wednesday, the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) presented top awards during the annual conference Leadership Awards Dinner in Orlando, Florida. The Leadership Awards celebrate outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.
USBLN in Inc. Magazine: Why More Tech Companies Should Hire People With Disabilities
While people with disabilities still remain largely underrepresented in the work place, especially in technology, companies are starting to see the importance of disability inclusion. A recent article published in Inc. Magazine cites encouraging data that suggests corporate attitudes are shifting.
USBLN in USA Today: More Businesses Are Opening Up To People With Disabilities
A recent article published in USA Today reports businesses are becoming increasingly accessible to people with disabilities. The 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a survey conducted by the USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, supports the data.