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#LeadTheChange Disability-Owned Business Roundtable
December 7, 2022 | 9:00 am | 10:30 am ESTFree
Join us for one of our Minority-Owned Business Roundtable Series geared towards Meaningful Access & Upward Mobility for All. This is an opportunity to meet with business leaders and community at large in an environment that fosters learning, networking and information exchange related to your business growth and workforce development.
About the Series
We want to focus on business owners, but we also want to look at ways that people in the workforce can change their jobs over. Some of the questions that we’re going to get into are how to help identify resources and optimize time for those who are perceived to have disabilities or who do have disabilities to maintain or secure employment.
We will be hosting a dynamic speaker followed by an interactive roundtable, where we will be discussing how to create meaningful access for minorities to state funding, what barriers are in place, and which programs are available to overcome these barriers and promote impact and success.
This event will also have a component of networking and referrals with local partners that cater to Minority-Owned Businesses. There is no cost to attend this event.
Meet our Partners
Work Without Limits
Work Without Limits is a network of employers, educational institutions, employment service providers, state and federal agencies, individuals with disabilities, and their family members. Through collaboration and partnership, our goal is to increase the employment of people with disabilities until it is equal to those without disabilities. Work Without Limits programs and services are geared to meet the needs of employers that actively recruit people with disabilities as employees and in their supply chains, individuals with disabilities who are seeking jobs, and the employment service providers that serve them.
Work Without Limits is a program of Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting division of UMass Chan Medical School.
Supplier Diversity Office (SDO)
The SDO’s mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in state contracting for businesses owned by minorities, women, Portuguese, veterans, service-disabled veterans, those with a disability, and LGBT individuals, as well as small Massachusetts businesses. The SDO certifies these businesses and manages several programs that help them enhance their marketability when bidding on public contracts.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston
Spaulding Rehabilitation is a world leader in advanced rehabilitation treatment and research – serving the greater Boston region and beyond. With three inpatient hospitals, a skilled nursing facility and outpatient centers across eastern Massachusetts, their leading medical professionals, clinicians and researchers will help you through your most challenging journey, so you can be the best version of yourself.
The mission of MassHire BizWorks is to provide services throughout the business cycle.
MassHire BizWorks simplifies and coordinates efforts among state agencies and federal resources for businesses. Businesses can have a single point of contact to take advantage of these resources. It eases the burden of contacting multiple government agencies.
Over the years, MassHire BizWorks representatives have helped thousands of companies in Massachusetts access these programs and services. Many companies have grown and survived, and thousands of jobs have been saved through the services provided through MassHire BizWorks.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
PYD’s goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.
Despite progress made in disability rights over the past 30 years, individual and institutional ableism still exist in the world today. Disability remains highly stigmatized, and people with disabilities continue to be denied equal opportunity, access, and independence. We work to change this status quo.
At PYD, we welcome and include people of all abilities and disabilities, identities, and backgrounds. We believe that diverse and fully inclusive organizations empower individuals, heal communities, and create a better world for us all.