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Working together

It’s exciting when programs and people come together for the advancement of disability inclusion. Earlier this year our Rising Leaders program, Greater Houston Business Leadership Network affiliate and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS and now named Texas Workforce Commission) collaborated on a very special initiative. The organizations created the Apprenticeship Conference. […]

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Partnership helps transition youth with disabilities

Partnership helps transition youth with disabilities Inaugural conference leads to career opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2016) –  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and a great time to highlight the partnership between the USBLN’s Rising Leaders Program, Greater Houston Business Leadership Network (USBLN affiliate) and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services […]

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Lessons learned from the Rising Leadership Academy

Guest blog: Joe Brown, recent Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina graduate and active job seeker The central focus of the USBLN Conference in Orlando, Florida spanning the days of Sept. 19-22 was disability inclusiveness in the workplace. It was truly an amazing experience. First, I want to talk about the breakout sessions. Although they were […]

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Embracing my disability: Chidera’s story

The first time I got information on the USBLN Rising Leaders mentoring program I was on the verge of breaking down emotionally. I felt like there was nothing out there for me despite how hard I have worked to get to where I am. I will tell a little bit of my story in the hope that it motivates or inspires anyone that reads it.

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USBLN Highlights Disability Inclusion with Leadership Awards at Annual Conference

USBLN Highlights Disability Inclusion with Leadership Awards at Annual Conference Winners include EY, AT&T, PNC and Wells Fargo The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) presented top awards on Sept. 21 during the annual conference Leadership Awards in Orlando, Fla. Recognition was given to four companies, three individuals and an affiliate network for their outstanding commitment […]

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Rising Leadership Academy is encouraging

I am a recent graduate, who went through college without knowing many of the service resources or employment accommodations available. I attended classes with every other student being able-bodied. Something that crossed my mind many times, and I’m sure others with disabilities have thought same thing: “What company would want to hire me?” But then came the RLA.