Today in business, there are many people who tend to use the word “Diversity” interchangeably with “Race”: this is not accurate. In general, policies for establishing diversity in business do not effectively address the need for “Accessibility”. And further, “Disability” accommodation does not only mean “Wheelchair Access”. Rather, a comprehensive solution to accommodating diversity is a broad and complex problem that requires multiple disciplines and expertise to be applied before true inclusion can be achieved. For my recent podcast episode # 38 of The World Class Leaders Show, my guest was Janice Lintz. Janice is an accomplished consultant advocate across the hearing access, advocacy, and related political spectrum. As CEO of Hearing Access Innovations, Janice is at the forefront of helping a wide array of public and private organizations to improve their accessibility for individuals with hearing loss. As a parent of a child with hearing loss, Janice was unwilling to accept reduced standards. Her twenty-year journey began once she realized that the issues were about much more than her own family. Instead, the world needs a systemic change that is much broader than a ‘business by business’, ‘city by city’ approach. So, she set out to challenge the status quo and change the world — not just for her family, but for future generations.
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Hi, I’m Andrea Petrone, a human performance advisor and executive coach to CEOs, Senior Executives and their teams, facilitator and speaker. I help them to build a winning mindset, drive growth and accelerate performance.