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Webinar – Disability and Representation in the Workplace

Date: November 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

There are more than 61 million adults with disabilities in the United States. Yet, only 21.3% of people with disabilities are employed–a stark contrast to the 65.4% of people without disabilities who are employed. Within the philanthropic sector specifically, CHANGE Philanthropy’s 2022 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report found that people with disabilities working in the field increased from 6.3% in 2018 to 23.1% in 2022.

To continue this growth, we must create a culture of inclusiveness and belonging in our workplaces. How can we prioritize recruiting disabled talent and ensure everyone has the tools they need to thrive?

Our conversation will cover topics including:

  • The importance of employee affinity/resource groups within the workplace.
  • Examples of how to create an inclusive workplace for staff with disabilities.
  • The importance of disability representation in leadership, boards, and committees.

CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at or 407-917-6864. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

About the Panelists

Moderator: Sarah Napoli, Learning Services Director

Sarah Napoli is the learning services director at the Disability and Philanthropy Forum. From
2019-2023, she acted as the lead disability inclusion project officer within the people and culture Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity team at Open Society foundations. She has over 20 years of experience teaching and conducting training on social justice and advocacy. She holds two MA degrees in social justice in intercultural relations and applied human rights. She identifies as a proud disabled person and enjoys chatting about Geek culture and her former life as a hip hop researcher and dancer. She has conducted workshops and training all over the USA and around the globe.