New Freedom Initiative Award Recipients
May 16, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joining Joyce are Senior Executives from companies that have received the Bush Administration’s New Freedom Initiative Award. Tune in as they discuss the purpose of the award and each company’s commitment to hiring people with disabilities. Guests include Ralph Baker, Vice President; Financial Management for Computer Science Corporation’s (CSC) Federal Sector; and Deborah Dagit, Executive Director of the Diversity & Work Environment department of Merck and Co.
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.