Disability Matters with Jill Houghton
June 17, 2014
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton, executive director of the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and Patricia J. Richards, director of the USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program®. The guests will explain in depth, the USBLN mission to help business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, and the Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP). The DSDP was developed and launched by the USBLN® to expand their supplier diversity programs to include businesses that are 51% or more owned, operated, controlled and managed by individual(s) with disabilities.
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.