Marriott International's Commitment to Those with Disabilities.

January 30, 2018
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Joyce welcomes vice president of Multi-Cultural Markets and Alliances for Marriott International, Apoorva Ghandi to the show. Mr Ghandi will discuss his role with the organization and why he is so committed to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities by hiring them. He will also touch on why he believes the unemployment rate among people with disabilities is high. In addition, he will discuss the work of Marriott International with the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN).

Disability Matters

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.

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Joyce Bender

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.

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