USBLN Member Verizon: My Disability Doesn't Define Me
Featuring Rhonda Bingel, Office Manager of Legal Support, Verizon interviewed by Prasanthi Pavuluri, Communications, Verizon
“I’m an employee who contributes to the company’s success. Verizon doesn’t look at me as a person in a wheelchair,” says Rhonda Bingel, office manager of legal support.
National Disability Employment Awareness was recently observed. This year’s theme – Expect. Employ. Empower.” — conveyed that advancing disability employment is much more than hiring. Rhonda was asked to share her perspective on what it’s like to work at Verizon.
How would you describe the culture at Verizon?
“I love working here. I feel privileged to work for a company that respects and values my ideas. It’s a powerful connection that I see in action every day. Where else can you find a community of great people who are passionate about helping others and who have the support to do so?”
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As an amputee, I know what it feels like to be different and have people make assumptions about what I can and can't do. Disability inclusion is about overcoming those assumptions.