by Gregory Pickett
My name is Gregory Pickett and I’m a career banker by profession. I reside in the Washington DC area.
Advocating and bringing awareness for persons with disabilities in regards to policy issues are a critical part of the legislative process. Persons with disabilities like myself and the organizations that support us must continue to strive for diversity, inclusion, and equity in every aspect of life.
By attending the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Leadership Conference, I benefited professionally through networking and meeting prospective strategic partners for future business endeavors. Having access to wheelchairs and scooters provided me with better mobility during the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.
As a Disability Ambassador for the Conference Accessibility Initiative by JP Morgan & Chase and WID, I can personally attest to the financial impact their support has had on providing me with access and accommodations to attend several national conferences over the past three years. I can emphatically say that without their support I would not have been able to attend and participate.
Would you like to be a Disability Ambassador with WID and JP Morgan & Chase? Keep an eye out for applications for 2020, coming soon!
To read more about our Disability Ambassadors’ experiences at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 2019 Annual Leadership Conference, follow either link below:
For more Disability Ambassador blogs, check out our Conference Accessibility Initiative 2019 page.
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