Connections Update: Kicking off 2023

Emily Blum
April 4, 2023

Our leaders are off to a great 2023!  

First, nearly 50 Disability Lead Members have participated in an internal survey to help support our overall connections work. Thank you Members who have participated!

In the first three months of 2023, Disability Lead has identified and made connections to over 74 opportunities for our Members with over 19 successful connections. Some highlights include:

  • Emily Blum spoke at DEIA summit with the Executives Club.
  • Bridget Hayman and Access Living quoted in a piece about their lawsuit with the city of Chicago over accessible housing.
  • Azeema Akram spoke at event with Disability & Philanthropy on the importance of disabled leadership. The event was moderated by Emily Harris.

Congratulations to all and we look forward to sharing more stories of our leaders paving the way throughout 2023! If you have an advancement you’d like included in future stories, please contact Emily at