Speaker Series - dublin
Disabilities in the Workplace
Disclosure and accommodations in the workplace for persons with various disabilities
Speaker Series Event by Izzy & Ailbhe Keane
NEW DATE! 12 DECEMBER 2018
People with disabilities represent a large part of the population whose increased inclusion in the workforce could yield great benefits for society. Census 2011 showed about 600,000 people reported having a disability, or about 13% of the Irish population (National Disability Authority). Unfortunately, most individuals with disabilities encounter barriers that prevent them from obtaining employment in roles for which they are fully qualified.
A diverse workforce brings with it a richness of perspective, problem-solving ability and creativity. Identifying individuals with disabilities for successful leadership cultivation among your human capital and using effective practices to bring them into desired leadership roles is an opportunity waiting to happen. Come and learn from professionals about their career paths and to get information about disclosure and accommodations in the workplace for persons with various disabilities (e.g., physical, mental health, learning).
7:00 – 7:30 – Registration & networking
7:30 – 9:00 – Breakfast, discussion & networking
9:00 – Breakfast concludes
9:00 – 9:30 – Optional networking
Izzy & Ailbhe Keane, Co-Founders, Izzy Wheels
Izzy Wheels is a brand of stylish wheel covers for wheelchairs created by Galway sisters Izzy and Ailbhe Keane. Their mission statement is ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out!’. The brand began as a final year art college project for Ailbhe in 2016. They have since collaborated with 40 famous artists and fashion designers for their wheel cover collections. They have been top story in some of the worlds top publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, ELLE, TechCrunch, Business Insider and BBC Amazing Humans. Following viral success online and 10 national awards Izzy Wheels are now selling in 35 countries. Both sisters were both named on this years Forbes 30 Under 30.
In their presentation they will be discussing how they transformed a college project into a global brand.
The Gibson Hotel
353 1 681 5000
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