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Seattle Online Session: How Disability Inclusion & Equity Can Add to Your Success

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Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President, RespectAbility
Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility


Headshot of Jennifer Mizrahi, smiling and facing the camera wearing a red blazer color photoJennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, is co-author of Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A Study on the Inclusion and Exclusion of the 1-in-5 People Who Live with a Disability and What You Can Do to Make Things Better. RespectAbility offers free resources, training, and works with foundations, nonprofits and others to ensure access and expand opportunities for diverse people with disabilities. Dyslexic herself, Mizrahi is also the co-founder/director of The Mizrahi Family Charitable foundation. Mizrahi has met 1-1 with 46 of America’s governors and worked with presidents and prime ministers around the world. She was interviewed on the PBS Newshour about her co-authored publication, Disability & Criminal Justice Reform, and her work on civic engagement for Americans with disabilities in the presidential campaign. She is the winner of the 2019 Zero Barriers Project Award, which was awarded at the United Nations, for breaking barriers on behalf of people with disabilities. She is active in Hollywood as RespectAbility is currently advising more than 20 film, TV and streaming projects. Read more about Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi.

headshot of Philip Kahn Pauli wearing glasses and with beard and mustache color photoPhilip Kahn-Pauli is the Policy and Practices Director of RespectAbility. He educates leaders at the federal and state level about best practices to expand opportunities for people with disabilities. Kahn-Pauli coordinated the development and distribution of both the Disability Employment First Planning Toolkit and Disability and Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success report. He frequently organizes accessible webinars on best practices, which are attended by workforce boards, agencies, VR, disability organizations, public officials, artists and more – reaching a national audience of more than 2,000. Kahn-Pauli also speaks at national and regional conferences for workforce boards, agencies and professionals. Read more about Philip Kahn-Pauli.

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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