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As you know, I’m very involved with AAPD and Disability:IN (formerly, USBLN), and their efforts for disability inclusion and equality across the enterprise. I’m proud to say that on October 29th, 2018, Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities published a groundbreaking report that confirms companies that are inclusive of talent with disabilities outperform their peers.
The study reveals four key actions that organizations…Continue
People often ask me how I got to where I am in my career today. At 33 years old, I truly believe that my career growth has depended solely on networking. I'm out networking almost every night of the week. Networking hasn't always been a requirement of my day job but I've found it to be a necessary tool for getting ahead.
Whether or not you're in your dream job, I strongly advise you to use outside of work hours to find people who are doing what you want to do. Surround yourself with…Continue
Every day, I work alongside my colleagues towards greater levels of inclusion for talent with disabilities. In my workplace, people refer to me as Becky. Being a little person helps me bring a diverse perspective to the job and it’s just a part of who I am.
Growing up with dwarfism, I’m only one of 30,000 people with dwarfism living in the United States. The day I was born was the first time that my parents were in a hospital room with a dwarf or little person. Previously, they only…Continue
Added by Becky Curran on October 10, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments
When I first started applying for jobs, I sent out several hundreds of resumes and then went on 100 interviews. That means that I was rejected from job opportunities that I was qualified for...100 times. As a little person walking into each new interview room, I was approach with fear which prevented me from opportunity. Ever since that tough time in my life, I've tried to…Continue
Added by Becky Curran on September 20, 2017 at 11:17am — No Comments
To see the original article follow this link: http://www.usbln.org/usbln-annual-conference-biz2biz-expo.
By Becky Curran
We’re proud to say that we just finished a successful, sold-out 20th Annual USBLN National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo, in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme was “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation.” From the Rising Leadership Academy Technology Innovation Lab, to the…Continue
Added by Becky Curran on August 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As a 33 year old woman living with achondroplasia, which is the most common form of Dwarfism, I was recently asked what I'm passionate about. I wanted to share my answer with all of you.
As an advocate for diversity and inclusion on a global scale, I'm passionate about advocating for improved representation of people with physical differences in the media, while working towards greater inclusion and acceptance of people with all abilities. It's a proven…