Judge Ginger Lerner- Wren discusses how she came to preside over America’s first mental health court and the historical criminalization of people with mental health disorders and neurocognitive disabilities. Discover the international recognition that the court has received, and the need to integrate innovative approaches and technologies into the justice system.
Irene Sarpato, Disability ERG Founder and Chair, as well as Billion Strong Foundation Advisor, joins the program to discuss the power of storytelling to change the narrative around disability and reveals Adidas' commitment to ensuring that sports and fitness opportunities are available to all individuals. Irene also discusses why she decided to become an advisor for Billion Strong and shares advice for employers about how to create a workplace culture that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Di Patterson, Founder of Success in Aging Center, and Mary Barnett, Founder and CEO of Another Brilliant Idea, Inc, join the program to discuss how to help seniors overcome the hopelessness that they may sometimes feel and the need to help older individuals break out of isolation. They also reveal the details about the Success in Aging® Essentials Box collection; a thoughtfully curated, gerontologist-approved gift box designed to empower older adults, people living with disabilities, veterans, and the widowed by giving those who love them an easy way to show their affection and thoughtfulness.
Dr. Dravon James joins the program to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and how to become "creatively curious." Dr. James reveals why men often have an easier time pursuing success than women, and the importance of your attitude in achieving success. Dr. James also shares what leaders need to think about at this time when it comes to diversity and inclusion.