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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
Washington, DC
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 11:45am – 12:00pm          Closing Remarks

Speakers:

  • Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Jill Houghton, President and CEO, US Business Leadership Network
  • Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead, Accenture
  • Mike Ellis, Global Vice President, Accessibility, Sprint
  • Theresa Harrison, Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement, EY
  • Regina O. Heyward, Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bob O’Hara, Vice President, Employment Law and Global HR Compliance, United Technologies Corporation
  • Manika Turnbull, Chief Diversity Officer, Health Care Services Corporation
  • Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President, Accessibility, Comcast

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).

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website:
https://usbln.wufoo.com/forms/zruett40v8lhfw/

Venue

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC United States