Variety the Children's Charity Pittsburgh and the Annual Variety Gala, Friday, November 4, 2016
September 13, 2016
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Charlie LaVallee, chief executive officer, and Mike Schneck, board member, of Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh. Variety's programs and services are designed to empower children with disabilities by providing them with the equipment and experiences they need to gain mobility, confidence, and independence. The guests will discuss this year’s Variety Gala, to be held Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. The annual event raises funds to support the programs and services of the charity.
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.