Supporting Women with Disabilities

September 10, 2021
Hosted by Sarah Alter

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This week's episode of 'Advancing ALL Women' with Sarah Alter is 'Supporting Women with Disabilities.' Our guests this week are Michele Adams, Vice President Risk Management Operations & Casualty Claims, Walmart; Rachel Arfa, Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago; Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young; and Christina McGleam, Deputy Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago. Our panel will discuss best practices around supporting women with disabilities at work, combating ableism, and what you can do to step up.

Advancing ALL Women

Advancing ALL Women

Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel/Weekly on VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel

Welcome to Advancing ALL Women! In this podcast, host Sarah Alter, President and CEO of Network of Executive Women, will have in-depth conversations on the topics that matter. Tune in to hear Sarah get deep with CEOs and experts on the toughest subjects facing women and our allies in the workplace. From advancing women of color, to developing and engaging male allies, to how to navigate the new workplace post-Covid-19. Sarah will cover it all as she and her guests dig into these key issues. Listen every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel with rebroadcasts weekly on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

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Sarah Alter

Sarah Alter

Sarah Alter is President and CEO of the Network of Executive Women, a nonprofit learning, leadership and gender equality advocacy organization of over 13,500 members (representing nearly 900 organizations), over 300 national and regional corporate partners, and 22 regional groups in the United States and Canada. NEW advances gender equality and diversity across many industries, including retail, consumer goods, financial services, and technology. Alter joined NEW in 2017, and has wide-ranging executive leadership experience in the markets NEW represents.

During her tenure, Sarah successfully expanded the scope of NEW’s mission to include Advancing ALL Women. Under Sarah, NEW has focused on supporting women of color, building male allyship, the new generation coming into our workforce, and, more recently, how Covid-19 has impacted women in the workplace. NEW’s memberships and partnerships have grown significantly since she joined the organization. Using cutting-edge business practices and powerful DEI solutions, NEW has created real impact and has been recognized by news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal as a voice of authority. NEW’s robust board includes executives from Target, P and G, Walmart, Google, Visa, Accenture, Coke, PepsiCo., and Deloitte, who provide the diverse perspectives and financial support needed to go further, faster.

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