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  • Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business 37th and O Streets NW Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium (4th floor) Washington, DC 20057 (map)

This is the second annual Forum, to be held annually during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

About this Event

Join us for our Disability Inclusion Forum 2019 to find solutions to close the disability employment gap. The forum is a unique opportunity for corporate, nonprofit, and government leaders to learn best practices, develop new ways to increase employment for people with disabilities (PWDs), and network with industry leaders. 

The forum is held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We have confirmed participation from several leading businesses, including Northrop Grumman, Starbucks, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, and DuPont.

Caroline Casey, an award-winning social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum will be the keynote speaker for the event. Casey has committed to creating inclusion for all so that everyone can live their life without limit or labels. 

Following the forum, the Georgetown University Disability Studies Program will co-host Disability and Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry featuring a performance and conversation with actor and singer James Ian (MSB '05, JD '10) and internationally-recognized disability rights activist Judith Heumann. 

Topics will include:

  • Building new talent pipelines for qualified job candidates with disabilities, and how to make sure your existing pipelines are accessible.

  • Understanding the challenges in recruiting and employing PWDs – and solutions to those challenges.

  • Ensuring that organizations are accessible to PWDs – as job candidates and customers.

  • Navigating the process of self-identification and its implications for recruiting job candidates with disabilities.

  • Integrating disability inclusion as an extension of company values.

  • Learning about the lived experience of PWDs at different career stages.