The Disability Leadership Summit is designed to support established and emerging leaders with disabilities in corporate and public service organizations through collaborative and innovative dialogue on such topics as Employee Resource Groups (ERG) / Business Resource Groups (BRG), mentoring, leadership pathways and creating inclusive environments.
We anticipate 100 people from across the country to participate in this exciting online conference, to take place over two half-days in January 2024. Each day will begin with an inspiring keynote, followed by interactive breakouts to share knowledge and perspectives and to forge connections among participants.
Leaders and emerging leaders with disabilities, along with their employers and allies.
Please note: to preserve the purpose and goal of the Summit, 50% of attendees must identify as people with disabilities
A familiar resource may offer untapped potential for professional development opportunities for disabled leaders in the private sector. Employee or Business Resource Groups (ERG/BRGs) are voluntary, employee-led affinity groups that can play an important role in leadership development as well as have a greater cultural impact. While about 88 percent of companies have these affinity groups for diversity in general, only 70 percent of companies offer ERG/BRGs that are disability specific. Companies looking for strong disabled leaders should invest in disability-focused ERB/BRGs.Read Story