Dunn/Thomas: ADP’s Commitment to Diverse Workforce

April 23, 2024
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Olivia Dunn, Procurement Manager-Supplier Diversity, and Laurinda Thomas, Senior Director of Sourcing within Global Procurement, at ADP. They will share ADP’s commitment to a workforce that includes people with disabilities and the importance of diversity within the supply chain.

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.

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.

Episode Directory

May 2024

April 2024

  • 4/30/2024: Mission and Latest Accomplishments of the Bazelon Center Listen Now
  • 4/23/2024: Dunn/Thomas: ADP’s Commitment to Diverse Workforce Listen Now
  • 4/16/2024: Kathryn Zox: Podcast Committed to Helping Those with Disabilities Listen Now
  • 4/9/2024: Calgon Carbon’s Commitment to the Bender Leadership Academy Listen Now
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