USBLN Conference Exclusive Sessions now available for Sign-Up
Invitation for Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, and Presenting Corporate Partners
The Wednesday, August 23rd Industry Sectors Roundtable at the USBLN Annual Conference is an exclusive benefit for corporate partners that support the USBLN at the Ruby level or higher. Your company may have two representatives participate. During this session, company representatives will sit with other company representatives from related industries to discuss and share knowledge on Developing Advance Knowledge and Skills for Disability Inclusion Leadership. The session is sponsored by PwC. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and emails of your company representatives who will attend. For a full description click here for the full program agenda.
Exclusive Session for ERG/BRG Executive Sponsors
On Wednesday, August 23rd at the USBLN Annual Conference, Prudential Financial is hosting a private session for the Executive Sponsors of disability-focused affinity groups. This year’s session is Make Your Employee Resource Group / Business Resource Group (ERG/BRG) Executive Sponsors Successful by Engaging Middle Management. For an invitation, please contact Maggie Roffee at email@example.com. For a full description click here for the full program agenda.
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Necessity Is The Mother of Invention
As inhabitants of a world not always ideally built to suit their needs, members of the disability community innovate to make their lives easier. These accommodations not only help them, but promote inclusiveness, ultimately benefiting everyone. Here are a few examples of incredible innovations in the marketplace today.
Exploring Global Disability Employment Strategies
The USBLN Global Disability Employment Summit will be held on July 27th, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. Companies present will share best practices, and collaborate on ways to promote accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.
Five Ways People with Disabilities Are Driving Innovation
From the entertainment and fashion industry to the world of super heroes, technology is changing the landscape of disability. Advancements are pushing the boundaries, furthering the possibilities, and creating more accessible and inclusive opportunities. Here are five awesome examples we’ve seen recently:
Driving Innovation Through Disability Inclusion
Throughout history, disability has driven innovation, leading to a wide-range of useful inventions. For example, though text messaging was originally meant as a communication tool for deaf people, we can all agree that it has since changed the way the entire world communicates.
New Jersey is Fourth State to Pursue Recognition of Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises
USBLN Plays a Key Role in Supplier Diversity. Many New Jersey residents celebrated last month when their State Assembly voted on a bill that will provide business assistance to LGBT, veteran and residents with disabilities.