Member Webinar: National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2023

October 26, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT Virtual
DBP Member Webinar
Event Information

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month with us! Join us for a program that will be equal parts inspiration and practical tips and tools to empower individuals, ERGs, and communities to do their best work.

This program will feature stories that amplify and uplift the efforts of individuals and employee resource groups working to support people with disabilities both at their organizations and in the communities in which they serve.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with the speakers to gain the insights they need to further their own work.

This event is open to all employees of Seramount’s Diversity Best Practices member companies.

Who Should Attend
  • Employee Resource Group Leaders and Members
  • D&I Practitioners and Champions
  • HR and Talent Leaders
  • Business leaders committed to advancing people with disabilities
Participants Will Hear

Participants will hear from: 

  • Keynote Lori Frisher, an advocate, entrepreneur, best-selling author, Division 1 athlete, two-time cancer survivor, and Emmy nominee. She will share a blend of her powerful personal story as someone born with a severe hearing loss – relying on lip-reading and two cochlear implants – to inform her work using positive experiences to drive disability inclusion and disruptive innovation with empathy. 
  • Pfizer’s DisAbility Program Development Lead Jim Watson and Rangam’s Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships David Kearon, who will share success strategies from their partnership to train hiring managers on disability inclusion, and reduce the disability unemployment gap by recruiting and retaining people with disabilities at Pfizer.
  • Liberty Mutual, who has launched the Digital Accessibility Center (DAC) – a one-stop website that connects employees with accessible tools for vision, hearing loss, speech, neurodiversity, mobility and more, through a multi-year accessibility action plan. They will share how the Digital Accessibility Center went from ideation to implementation – what the experience looks like today and what’s ahead in the journey to continuously improve accessibility within Liberty Mutual. 
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Lori Frisher
CEO & Founder
Ready or Not! Media
Haley Kalmbach
Senior Software Engineer
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Dave Kearon
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Deanna Keenan
Senior Research Analyst, Insights
Jess Kramer
Associate Director, Event Programming
Jamie Monteleone
Software Engineer
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Jim Watson Headshot
Jim Watson
Disability Program Development Lead
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Marcelo Vasquez Lopez
Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Liberty Mutual