There is comfort in familiarity. It is our nature to seek out people who are like us. But, by limiting our exposure to people who are different we limit our knowledge, our perspective AND our competitive advantage.
There are unique experiences and challenges that come along with being a member of any classification of people. And, Mindy believes that the challenges we face are the very things that build in us the skills and experiences that can make us extraordinary. That is ONE OF the reasons why it is good business to hire individuals living with disabilities. One and four people live with a disability, and this population represents $645 billion of disposable income. AND when you live i your life with a disability, you live in a world that is not built for you. With a shift in perspective around product and service development that Mindy will share, you can not only change the world we live in for the better, but you will open your business to huge revenue streams.
In this presentation, Mindy discusses the reasons why diversity & inclusion makes us and makes our businesses better, and will examine, from her own perspective, why a company should strive to be a leader in this area.