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Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage” Report Released

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…


Added by Becky Curran on December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Networking As A Tool For Career Growth

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…


Added by Becky Curran on November 16, 2017 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Authenticity Is Important To Me

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…


Added by Becky Curran on October 10, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

Creating A More Compliant Workplace

ada logo 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…


Added by Becky Curran on September 20, 2017 at 11:17am — No Comments

Recap: USBLN Annual Conference and Biz2Biz Expo

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…


Added by Becky Curran on August 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Living With Passion!

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…


Added by Becky Curran on August 9, 2017 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

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