Date(s): June 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST
2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305 Arlington, VA 22201
Event Website: www.ecnv.org
Contact Name: Amir Abdolrahimi
Contact Phone: 703-673-4497
Contact Email: email@example.com
EXCEL Networking Group for Job Seekers with Disabilities Presents…
Employment Workshop Hosted by USBLN DC, PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC and Deloitte
When: Thursday, June 28, 1-3 pm
Where: ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 305, Arlington VA, 22201
On June 28, come hear from the DC Metro Business Leadership Network’s Executive Director, The Hon. Katherine McCary and two of its Board members: Carrie Schroeder, Human Resourses Manager from PricewaterhouseCooopers (PwC), and Emily Yee, Consulting Manager from Deloitte. Our presenters will share information on the BLN, employment opportunities and culture at PwC and Deloitte, as well as business tips on networking to career success.
RSVP by emailing Events@ecnv.org or call (703) 525-3268. Please include any accommodation needs & pass along this information to job-hunting consumers
The DC Metro BLN’s mission is “Driving Success through Disability Inclusion.” Its goal is to change attitudes and address concerns of businesses. Established in 2006, the DC Metro Business Leadership Network is an employer led non-profit. BLN uses a business-to business model to provide education, training programs and resources so that employers learn how to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity.
BLN’s Board of Directors is comprised solely of business, and its Advisory Board includes businesses and subject matter disability experts. BLN has committees/activities focused on College Youth, Veterans, Technology and Disability-owned Businesses. While the DC Metro BLN does not offer job matching, because it understand that its employers need access to talent, they have held virtual career fairs and have highlighted both disability focused job opportunities and candidates in its newsletters. The DC Metro BLN’s events and programs are open to the public.
The Honorable Katherine McCary, CEO, DC Metro Business Leadership Network
And President, C5 Consulting, LLC
Katherine founded C5 Consulting, LLC, in May 2011 after 21 years at SunTrust Bank, Inc. as Chief Disability Officer, where her primary responsibility was developing and leading corporate disability initiatives. Her contributions to SunTrust´s disability efforts resulted in national recognition including the SHRM HR Magazine 2000 Innovative Practice Award, the 2002 APSE National Employer of the Year Award, the 2002 US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) Exceptional Leadership Award and the US Department of Labor Secretary’s 2004 New Freedom Initiative Award. As a former New Freedom Initiative winner, Katherine is a member of the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Circle of Champions. In 2009, she received a USBLN® Lifetime Achievement Award.
Katherine was the founding chair of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) and the Virginia BLN and currently serves as CEO/Executive Director of the DC Metro BLN which was awarded 2017 Affiliate of the Year by the USBLN®. A strong BLN advocate, she has launched more than ten affiliates across the US. She is currently on loan from the DC Metro BLN to the DOL Office on Disability Employment Policy serving as temporary policy advisor.
Carrie Schroeder, PwC, Advisory Board, DC Metro BLN
Carrie Schroeder is a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. With over 10 years of Human Resource experience Carrie has been involved with developing and implementing people strategy, coaching and development and talent management. Carrie is an advocate for people with disabilities not only in the workplace, but also in the community and is a member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). She is active in the NFB and has attended and presented at the NFB of Virginia state conventions. Carrie also formed the employee resource group at PwC for people with disabilities and for those who are caregivers of people with disabilities. Carrie lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two young daughters.
Emily Yee, Deloitte, Board of Director, DC Metro BLN
Emily Yee is a Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Federal practice and a leader in Deloitte’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion both in the firm and for clients. In her client work, Emily leads teams delivering services and solutions for Federal agencies facing various challenges in managing their people. Emily is a leader in Deloitte’s Ability First Business Resource Group, developing strategies for improving Deloitte’s inclusion of people with disabilities and leading a team focused on research and analysis for the firm to better help clients seeking advice and support on this topic. Originally from Southern California, Emily moved to Washington D.C. after college to pursue a career in politics, eventually pursued a Master of Business Administration, and has been in management consulting for the Federal government for the past 7 years. She lives on Capitol Hill, is an active member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, and enjoys both traveling to different parts of the world and neighborhood weekend training runs on the National Mall.