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"This is My Workplace" – Celebrating the Abilities of Professionals Around the World Empowered Through Employment (International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019) (With CART Services and International Sign Language)
3 Dec 2019 -  In observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Office of Human Resources of the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance is hosting a conversation about disability inclusion across sectors.
The event brings in experts and champions of disability inclusion to share best practices and highlight the empowerment of persons with disabilities that comes with ownership of the workplace. The theme “This is My Workplace” reflects the goals of the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy, launched by the Secretary-General in June 2019, to create and promote a truly inclusive culture in the United Nations where everyone can thrive and realize their full potential.
The conversation is structured as two candid panels, moderated by Rodger DeRose (President and CEO of Kessler Foundation), and Jim Sinocchi (Head of Disability Inclusion, JP Morgan Chase). Panelists include Jenny Lay-Flurrie (Microsoft), Christine Ha (The Blind Goat) and Monique Lanaux (PepsiCo). They are joined by senior UN leadership, including Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC), and Ms. Martha Helena Lopez, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources (OHR).
The event will also feature two keynote speakers: Kyle Maynard, Adventurer/ Entrepreneur who is the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics (http://kyle-maynard.com/), and Mallory Weggemann, a U.S. Paralympian and Gold Medalist (http://www.malloryweggemannusa.com/).