DOBE Team: Philip DeVliegher, Cami Turcotte, and Kathleen Castore
April 19, 2022
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Philip DeVliegher, Cami Turcotte, and Kathleen Castore to the show. They are members of the Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) Team at Disability:IN, the leading non-profit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Disability:IN represents a network of over 400 corporations and expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Their central office and 25 affiliates serve as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business. The guests will share the mission of Disability:IN, the process for a business to become DOBE certified, and the advantages of having that certification associated with a business’ name. Also discussed, will be the value to businesses to attend the Disability:IN Conference scheduled for July 18-July 21, 2022, in Dallas Texas.
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.
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.