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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:
Registration: $50

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).


July 27
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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