We're thrilled to announce our class of 21 new Fellows for our 2024 Institute – making this the largest Fellows class we’ve ever had! These impressive leaders represent an incredible mix across fields and sectors, from nonprofit to corporate, public to small business.
Seven years ago, we became the nation’s only disabled-led organization that both develops leaders with disabilities and connects them to civic and professional opportunities. As the only program of its kind in the U.S., we’ve long known that pipelines of disabled leadership are needed in all spaces and cities. We are excited to announce that we are in conversation with partners in Pittsburgh and have been listening and learning so much!
In 2024, Disability Lead identified and made connections to more than 150 opportunities for our Members with 51 successful connections. Here's our Q4 update.
It’s time to celebrate the 16 incredible people graduating from the 2023 Institute, who are now Members! Over the past year, these Fellows have become even more accomplished leaders. We're so humbled to have been part of your journeys, and we can't wait to see what you do next.
In an op-ed for Crain's Chicago Business, Disability Lead Executive Director Emily Blum urges companies to move beyond compliance with the minimum, and to commit to more disability-inclusive workplaces.