Disability:IN Connecticut held its Virtual Annual Meeting on October 22nd
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Along with our partners, sponsors, members, executive director and board members, we celebrated Connecticut’s 26+ years of disability employment leadership and innovation, honoring our state’s business leaders who make this happen.
The amazing keynote address was given by Connecticut’s State Treasurer Shawn Wooden. Mr. Wooden spoke about his leadership role in the movement to recruit his counterparts throughout the country to use the power of their investment dollars to foster disability inclusion by investing exclusively in businesses which are committed to disability inclusion in their workplaces. He discussed how the State of Connecticut through his office is supporting people with disabilities through access to ABLE investment accounts. Click the link below to see the ~7 minute keynote.
A special best practices presentation was given by Tom Gustafson, V.P. Human Resources at Sephora who shared the story of Sephora’s disability inclusion journey.
Each year, the Annual Meeting and Awards Gala is an opportunity to join in the celebration recognizing the “Best of the Best” Connecticut businesses for their outstanding and innovative disability inclusion initiatives, and to Celebrate the Connecticut Businesses which have been named “Best Places to Work” by Disability:IN’s DEI (Disability Equality Index) The session educates on how Disability Inclusion can positively impact your business’ bottom line from Disability Inclusion leaders
It’s not too late to be seen as an advocate and friend of Connecticut’s large and diverse disability community. Learn how to broaden your organization’s diversity, grow your network and tap into the value of employees with disabilities To learn more about becoming a sponsor or member, please email Executive Director Sharon Denson: firstname.lastname@example.org Payment for sponsor pledges and membership dues can be made by sending checks to: Disability:IN CT, P.O. Box 271344, West Hartford, CT 06127, or pay via credit card: call 860-463-8050 or request an invoice via email to email@example.com