11% of Illinoisans have a disability. That’s 1.5 million people in the state, including nearly 300,000 in Chicago.
This group represents a huge untapped asset; a talent pool of motivated workers.
It’s also an overlooked consumer market with significant purchasing power. Companies need to be aware and understand factors in the workplace that impact disability inclusiveness and minimize disability employment discrimination.
The Opportunity Summit is a full-day conference designed for employers, their human resources and talent acquisition teams, and diversity and inclusion professionals. Attendees will learn best practices and gain actionable strategies through discussions of business issues related to the employment of people with disabilities.
Last year’s event was a huge success! Over 95% of 2016 participants plan to attend in 2017. Check out photos from last year’s summit:
3rd Annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit
Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | 300 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Questions? Please contact Laura Wilhelm
The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN) is an affiliate of the U.S. Business Leadership Network, a program of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is made possible by a generous grant from the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust.