October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and for once in a long time, the state of disability employment is hopeful.
On August 25, Disability Lead’s Board of Directors elected and welcomed two new members: Azeema Akram and Natae Eaves.
A summary of connections and activities from quarter 1 and quarter 2 of 2022 at Disability Lead.
A brief summary of Emily's recognition for the Field and MacArthur Foundations name Emily Blum a 2022 Leader for a New Chicago. An award that empowers disability work in Chicago.
A seasoned leader with a disability, Ann works at the American Medical Association as the Head of Organization Development and Learning. Her deep expertise in management coaching and development, team effectiveness, training development and delivery, large-scale change, and mergers and integration will serve Disability Lead well as the organization continues to evolve and grow.
As an organization committed to both disability leadership and disability justice, Disability Lead’s work is inextricably connected to racial justice. It is imperative if we envision a world in which people with disabilities lead with power and influence, and work to ensure that all of us are able to show up and lead with our whole selves. The path forward acknowledges and addresses the ways in which white supremacy and other oppressive systems are inclusive of ableism and impact our culture, structures, and programs.