Disability Inclusion for Leaders: Are You Prepared For the Future of Work? - Haasabilities Remote Workshop

by HaasAbilities Club


Tue, Apr 19, 2022

4 PM – 5:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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HaasAbilities received a grant from the Haas Culture fund for a professionally facilitated workshop equipping equipping our community to be disability-inclusive leaders.

Workshop Description:
With the future of work rapidly taking shape, savvy leaders recognize that disability inclusion is imperative. While more than 15% of the world is disabled, disability awareness and inclusion are often not prioritized.

Join disabled public speaker + DEI consultant Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC for this engaging foundational workshop that will equip you with simple best practices and tools for being a more inclusive leader.

This session will discuss common disability microaggressions, inclusive language, and how to respond when someone discloses a disability to you. We'll also address why it's important to focus on disability as a part of diversity, and we'll dismantle 3 key myths that leaders often believe. Catarina's conversational and storytelling speaking style will make this topic approachable for all participants. She uses her own story as a disabled Latine woman to ground you in real-life examples and to create urgency around the imperative for disability inclusion.

This workshop is suitable for Berkeley alumni, students, staff, and faculty. We have tailored the content to meet the needs of current or aspiring workplace leaders, including those looking to build disability inclusion into the foundation of your entrepreneurial endeavors.

**This event will have closed captioning available. Please click "Contact the Host" at the bottom of the page to let us know what other accommodations we can offer to make this event accessible to you.**

Workshop host:
Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC is a public speaker and DEI consultant with over 14 years of experience in the public sector. Catarina works with companies to improve accessibility and inclusion, retain employees, and design better products. She is the founder of Blindish Latina, a platform smashing disability stigmas through storytelling and advocacy. Catarina has worn hearing aids from a young age and was diagnosed with progressive vision loss at 17 years old. She has a BA from Duke University, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MPH from Hunter College. Catarina is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (IAAP). She is a member of RespectAbility's National Disability Speakers Bureau and KeyNote Women's Global Speakers Directory. Catarina is committed to social justice.

This event is co-hosted by DEI@Haas and the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association.

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