“Inclusive to people who are often forgotten about”
USBLN Corporate Partner, Voya Financial, recently invited a group of students participating in the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program to job shadow its CEO, Rodney Martin.
Through Rodney Martin’s leadership, Voya Financial is passionate about mentoring opportunities for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. Voya’s day of service and the job shadowing opportunity was a natural fit. Students were able to follow Rodney through a typical workday, including attending meetings with other company executives, engaging colleagues regarding company initiatives, and joining him to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
More information about the USBLN Rising Leaders Mentoring Program and Voya Financial’s commitment to people with disabilities can be found on the USBLN Rising Leaders Mentoring Program webpage, and Voya’s Supporting People with Disabilities webpage.
Watch and hear the video recap of USBLN Rising Leaders job shadow day with Voya Financial CEO: https://vimeo.com/222710170
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