Ruth Glendinning, Founder of Future Story Lab, a platform identifying & activating sense making tools for the unfolding future, joins the program. Ruth shares her journey of becoming passionate about inclusion and accessibility, and how being married to her late husband, who had a form of muscular dystrophy, activated that passion. She also shares the power of "slow tech" and how specific technology can be added to no- or low-tech community-based human-scale businesses to better equip them to thrive.
Dr. Kristen Allott and Natasha Duarte return to the program to discuss the importance of taking care of your body and your brain and share tips and insights for self-care. Kristen and Natasha also share their thoughts about the "great resignation" and how to help individuals process trauma and the support they need to return to the workplace.
Danise Olague, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility and Product Inclusion for Yahoo, joins the program to discuss her career journey and adjusting to having gradual vision loss. Discover the business case for accessibility and inclusion, and why Yahoo is embedding accessibility throughout their company. Danise also shares her thoughts about what companies will need to do to recruit and retain talent in the future.
In this episode you'll hear from Michelle Wlazlo, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for JCPenney, as she discusses their Thereabouts brand, a new inclusive line of kids apparel that celebrates the diversity of shapes, sizes, styles, and abilities. You'll also hear about the efforts that JCPenney has made to create clothing that is adaptive and inclusive for adults as well as children.