Destigmatized: Visible and invisible Disabilities and Neurodivergence
Description: It is well established that not all forms of disability are visible; however, it is less understood how to create a safe and inclusive working environment for those that fit into this category. In this talk with Jes Osrow, Co Founder and DEI Expert at The Rise Journey, you’ll discover which practices ensure that women with invisible disabilities stay, and which ones ensure that they’ll stay away. Talks about: disability, women, leadership
Jes gets sh*t done and has the energy of four people. Her goal is to create fundamental change in people operations. As Co-Founder and COO of The Rise Journey, she operationalizes DEIBA (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility) strategies as part of building foundational and sustainable organizational culture. She works to empower inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces for all employees. As a no BS kind of person, Jes is focused on hands-on engagement, real world experiences, and communicating successes and struggles in personal and professional realms. Her talks and workshops are engaging, transparent, and relatable, with action-oriented takeaways. Jes has an extensive background working with startups, specifically in international tech and mental health. Her focus areas include: Career development, invisible disability advocacy, imposter syndrome, diversity recruitment and engagement strategies, employee resource groups, and women in tech.
Meg Alexander joined the PowerToFly community as a job-seeker in 2014, eventually landing her first remote role working for PowerToFly's Delivery Team. Her professional experience includes roles as a Talent Advocate, Head of Purchasing for a window factory, audiobook publishing, & more than 5 years as a paralegal. She has a bachelor's degree in Art History from Indiana University (mint condition, never been used!), where she also earned a varsity letter for Women's Rowing. She loves DIY projects and will never say no to french fries. She lives in Toledo, OH with her husband Aaron, an engineering technician, and their dogs, Radar & Cake.