The inaugural Disability Leadership Summit was held in January 2024, drawing more than a hundred disabled leaders and allies from across sectors and geographies.  See below for information about the 2024 Summit and stay tuned for announcements about the upcoming 2025 Summit.

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What attendees experienced

The Disability Leadership Summit paired meaningful connections with practical learning.

  • Featured keynotes who are themselves disabled leaders in their organizations
  • Provided practical suggestions for developing your direction as a leader
  • Interactive discussions on topics such as Employee Resource Groups (ERG)/Business Resource Groups (BRG), leadership pathways, and creating inclusive work environments
  • Networked with other emerging and established leaders with disabilities, along with allies in senior corporate and public service roles

2024 Speakers & Topics:

  • A'ishah Amatulla and Risa Jaz Rifkind: Participant Roundtable - Stories and Challenges
  • Kim Holmes: What Makes A Successful E/BRG?
  • Angie Keister: Unlocking Your Career Advancement Advantage and Leading Organizational Change
  • Emily Voorde: Centering Disability; Engaging Allies and Define an Inclusive Workplace
  • Rebecca Williford: Our Rights In The Workplace
  • Jamie Kosberg: Strengthening Your E/BRG
  • Ashley Eisenmenger and Bridget Hayman: History of Disability Rights
  • Jessica Rafuse, Keynote Speaker: Building A Culture of Accessibility: Practical Advice To Take Back To Your Organization
  • Kareem Dale, Keynote SpeakerLessons In Disability: From White House To Corporate America

Advisory Group:
Thanks to these experts in disability inclusion for helping us design an engaging and impactful program

  • A'ishah Amatullah, Health Care Service Corporation
  • Adam Burke, Microsoft
  • Akeseiah Felton, CDW
  • Joshua Fletcher, BlueCross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Lori Goddard, FCB Financial
  • Nakia Green, Nakia Green Consulting
  • Adam Hecktman, For Good Advisory
  • Kim Holmes, Kim B Holmes Consulting
  • Kevin Irvine, Rush University
  • Laura Isaacs, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Ann Manikas, American Medical Association
  • Robin Neidorf, Roadmap2impact
  • John Tuhey, Tuhey Law Firm LLC
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2025 Sponsorship Opportunities are available


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