The Untapped Workforce: Increasing Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 23

9:30 – 10:00am   Registration and Networking with Community Resource Partners

10:00 – 11:30am   General Session with Randy Lewis

Location: Dominion Energy Innsbrook Facility, 5000 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

About the Session

In this interactive session for operations, human resources, community services, and diversity and inclusion professionals, you’ll learn from Randy Lewis, disability advocate, about how to talk with employers about the return on investment when disability becomes part of a corporation’s diversity and inclusion strategy, recruitment and hiring strategies, and more.

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We’re grateful to Dominion Energy our corporate host.

About Randy Lewis

As senior vice president leading Walgreens logistics division, Lewis bet his career that he could create an inclusive workplace where people with disabilities could not just succeed, but thrive. It was a bet that paid off. In 2007, Walgreens built its first large-scale production facility designed for a workforce consisting of people with and without disabilities. With a staffing goal of 1/3 employees with disabilities, it was essential for them to ensure equitable jobs, standards, and pay for everyone.

Fast forward to today, Walgreens owns an inclusion model known as the gold standard of disability hiring. It’s a model the company shared with other companies across all sectors including Lowe’s, Best Buy, Auto Zone, Hershey’s and UPS. His book, No Greatness Without Goodness, is a powerful story of how his experiences as the father of an autistic child compelled him to use his influence to change people’s lives.

CHECK OUT SOME OF RANDY LEWIS’ TALKS:

Looking Past the Disability

Why I hired a workforce no one else would