Featuring Special Guests James Emmett, Lead Strategist, Workplace Initiative, Poses Family Foundation and Meg O’Connell, PHR, CEO & Founder, Global Disability Inclusion
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Our speakers are two innovators, thought leaders and subject matter experts when it comes to jobs for people with disabilities. Their topic was expanding careers in philanthropy for professionals with disabilities.
Philanthropists have a tremendous opportunity to fight implicit bias and failed systems, as well as to enable millions of people with disabilities to have a better future. However, the professionals working in the field often lack the lived experience necessary to be fully inclusive and empower marginalized people.
This webinar reflected on key practices needed to empower people with disabilities to revolutionize the field of philanthropy.
As a “Nothing About Us, Without Us” organization, RespectAbility is deeply committed to seeing the disability lens added to all philanthropic work. That is why we have created a toolkit with practical resources to help philanthropists, non-profits and non-profit boards to embrace people with disabilities.
That process must begin with getting more professionals with disabilities working in philanthropy. [continue reading…]
This webinar featured RespectAbility Board Member Eleanor Clift and Clarence Page. Clift is a legend in the world of journalism who was a mainstay of the syndicated talk show “The McLaughlin Group” and currently writes about politics and culture for the Daily Beast. Page is a Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary and a member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Clift and Page joined us to talk about how to persuasively write about disability issues, how to get your op-ed publish in your local paper and provide other great tips. [continue reading…]