USBLN’s calendar includes events hosted by USBLN affiliates and strategic partners.
Global Disability Employment Summit
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 Registration, 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
9:00am – 9:15am Business Keynote
9:15am – 10:00am 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, Accessibility, Sprint
Paula Kelley, Managing Director, U. S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Enterprise Executive Co-sponsor, Bank of America Disability Advocacy Network
Bob O’Hara, Vice President, Employment Law and Global HR Compliance, United Technologies Corporation
Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President, Accessibility, Comcast
10:00am – 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am – 11:00am 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.
Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead, Accenture
Theresa Harrison, Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement, EY
Regina O. Heyward, Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company
Manika Turnbull, Chief Diversity Officer, Health Care Services Corporation
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, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Peregrino, Head of People Compliance, Facebook
Rosalia Thomas, Director, Global & Americas Diversity & Inclusion, IBM
11:45am – 12:00pm Closing Remarks
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).