April 15, 2021 | 12pm ET

Leveling Up Your Workforce

Through Disability Inclusion

Learn why your inclusion strategy is incomplete without disability inclusion in this one-hour webinar.


You know the benefits of having an inclusive culture, but did you know in the U.S., 43 million professionals with disabilities are unemployed or underemployed in jobs that inaccurately reflect their level of experience? To leverage the benefits of increased productivity, employee retention, and profitability, it’s important to make sure your organization is inclusive for professionals with disabilities.   

Hear from The Diversity Movement CEO Donald Thompson and Ablr CEO John Samuel as they share the story of their friendship, partnership, and the business case for disability inclusion. 

In this webinar hosted by TDM Head of Content & Programming Jackie Ferguson, you'll learn:

  • The 5 rules of disability etiquette
  • Simple steps you can take to make your organization's digital assets accessible
  • Examples of assistive technologies and how they can be used by all
  • How to ensure you have the tools to level up your workforce through disability inclusion 
  • And more!

Meet the Panelists

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Donald Thompson, CDE

CEO, The Diversity Movement

With two decades of experience growing and leading firms, Donald is a thought leader on goal achievement, influencing company culture, and driving exponential growth. Donald is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), co-founder of The Diversity Movement, and CEO of Walk West. He was named to Forbes' inaugural Next 1000 list honoring top entrepreneurs redefining the American dream. Donald serves on several boards, is a mentor, contributes weekly to WRAL TechWire, and has written for publications including Entrepeneur.com and CNBC.com. Donald has published eBooks on decision making and diversity in the workplace.

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Jackie Ferguson, CDE

Head of Content, The Diversity Movement

Jackie spent the majority of her career in sales and marketing, managing multi-million dollar accounts and providing executive support to ensure business process optimization in administration and human resources for startups to Fortune 500 companies. With her degree in professional and technical writing and by earning the designation Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), Jackie is a co-founder of and Head of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. Her writing has been featured by national publications including Forbes, National Diversity Council, and Almanac.

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John Samuel

CEO, Ablr

As the co-founder and CEO of Ablr, John’s focus is on helping organizations become more inclusive by making digital content accessible for people of all abilities. His passion for his work is very personal, as he is blind. John's goal is to ensure the obstacles he has faced are removed for others. Over the past 15 years, he has gained experience in domestic and international industries. John serves on the board for the Aravind Eye Foundation, the largest eye care provider in the world, and is a public speaker who loves connecting with people and telling impactful stories. John knows no barriers.