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Empwr exists to connect leading employers
with top business talent in the disability community.
Business school students - both those who have a disability and those who want to learn more about disability allyship in the workplace - are invited to register for Empwr. In addition, undergraduate business students in their junior or senior year, recent MBA grads, and non-MBA graduate students interested in business careers may attend. Employers are invited to become sponsors & recruit talent at the conference.
This fall's Empwr Disability in Business Recruiting Conference will take place November 2-5, 2023 in Washington, DC! Mark your calendar and check back soon for registration info...
For too many modern businesses, "disability inclusion" means legal compliance. But that's the kind of outdated, opportunity-missing perspective that has led to the status quo. Organizations worldwide are losing out on some of the most innovative, loyal, and under-utilized talent on the market: people with disabilities.
The disabled population makes up approximately 25% of Americans - making it the largest U.S. minority group - and yet is only represented by around 5% of self-identifying employees at many top firms. In addition, the disability community is rarely supported or empowered in the way other underrepresented groups are. Until now, there has been no organized national effort to connect disabled MBA students to leading employers, and there has been no national group dedicated to advancing opportunity for these students.
That's where Empwr comes in.
We're changing the game - engaging some of the nation's most venerable companies to bring elite professional opportunities to a group which is generally met with closed doors (the kind without an automatic open button). Empwr is excited to bring disabled business students, MBA student allies, and employer representatives together annually to create impactful connections. Empwr can also be attended virtually for those who cannot join us in person.
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