WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 — The American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights will host a panel Wednesday, Oct. 25, entitled Persons with Disabilities: Driving Creativity and Innovation in the Workforce, as part of the ABA’s participation in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The program will be held in Washington, D.C., and simulcast in Chicago.
“Enhancing diversity in the legal profession is a core goal of the ABA, and persons with disabilities bring unique talents, skills, and perspectives to the workplace,” ABA President Hilarie Bass said. “We support and applaud the progress made by the profession toward inclusion and encourage further work to ensure equal opportunities for lawyers with disabilities.”
Persons with Disabilities Driving Innovation in the Workplace
Sponsored by the Commission on Disability Rights
Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10:30 a.m.-noon
Chicago: 9:30 –11:00 a.m. CST
American Bar Association
John Marshall Conference Room (A-C), 5th Floor
1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
By video conference in Chicago
American Bar Association
Saratoga Conference Room, 20th Floor
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Program highlights include:
Panelists from Accenture LLP, Ernst & Young LLP and AT&T Services, Inc., will discuss their strategies for disability inclusion, explore the business case for hiring people with disabilities and share how their organizations are driving innovation through disability inclusion.
Panelists are: Daniel Ellerman, senior manager, Global Persons with Disabilities Program Lead, Accenture LLP; Lori Golden, abilities strategy leader, Ernst & Young LLP; and Rick J. Wilson, director, Diversity & Inclusion, AT&T Services, Inc. Moderating the discussion will be Deepinder (Deepa) K. Goraya, staff attorney for the Disability Rights Project at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Information on and registration for the panel can be found online, as can information about NDEAM, including an infographic underscoring the disparity between the employment of people with disabilities and those without.
This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.
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