Highmark Extends Hiring Initiative to 2021 That Began in 2020.
May 11, 2021
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Karen Hanlon, executive vice president and COO of Highmark Health, Inc. Ms. Hanlon is widely respected as one of the lead healthcare executives in the country. She will discuss Highmark’s continued commitment to hire people with disabilities throughout the national organization and the 26-year-old partnership with Bender Consulting Services. Highmark was acknowledged nationally by the disability community in 2020 for their incredible accomplishment of the Highmark 30/30. The initiative continues in 2021 as the Highmark 31/31. In addition, Karen Hanlon has led Highmark to ensure marginalized groups like people with disabilities receive access to vaccinations.
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.