Roberts/Braga: Mission of Egalite in South Brazil

January 31, 2023
Hosted by Joyce Bender

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

Joyce is honored to bring back to the show, Richard Roberts, Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer and the American Presence Officer for Northern Brazil at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. Mr. Roberts will introduce Guilherme Braga, CEO and Founder (Employment of People with Disabilities) of Egalite. Egalite started as a small project inside a University in Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil. They provide recruitment and consulting services for companies that want to hire people with disabilities. Mr. Braga will explain their mission in detail and share his company’s experience with hiring people with disabilities.

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

  • Snag
  • Bookmark and Share

Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

Joyce speaks across the United States and internationally representing the State Department on informational exchanges related to disability employment best practices. She has represented the State Department in programming with Panama, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, and Tunisia.

  • Snag
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

January 2023

  • 1/31/2023: Roberts/Braga: Mission of Egalite in South Brazil Listen Now
  • 1/24/2023: Ted Kennedy Jr.: Power of DEI to Open Disability Employment Doors Listen Now
  • 1/17/2023: Alisa Smith/Scott Hammerstrom: Digital Accessibility Training Listen Now
  • 1/10/2023: Temple Grandin: Life's Passion to Help People with Disabilities Listen Now
  • 1/3/2023: Highmark Continues Commitment to Hire People with Disabilities Listen Now

December 2022

November 2022

This site is protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program