Epilepsy Foundation’s 2005 Distinguished Journalism Merit Award Winner Jody Winter
November 15, 2005
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Jody Winter is the first award winner of the Epilepsy Foundation’s 2005 Distinguished Journalism Merit Award. Although the Foundation's distinguished Journalism Awards are traditionally awarded solely to working journalists, and first-person reports by people with epilepsy are normally not considered, the judges this year have made an exception in granting a merit award to Jody Winter, a marketing professional who has epilepsy. Jody is also the founder of Girls Fun Adventures, LLC (girls-fun-adventures.com) based in Minnesota.
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.