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Becoming More Disability Inclusive Among Your 2017 D&I Resolutions? Here are 6 Reasons Why You Need the Disability Equality Index (DEI)

By Deb Dagit As a person with a visible disability who has spent most of my professional career in HR leading diversity and inclusion, I’m frequently asked to offer an opinion on the merits of completing the DEI.  Knowing how precious resources are to fill out any kind of survey or assessment tool, it’s an important […]

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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 […]