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axe-con speaker in 2024

With significant leadership roles in nonprofit, government, and corporate management, Kathy Martinez is an internationally recognized and respected disability rights thought leader.

She joined Expedia Group in October 2022 and leads the development of the travel tech company’s disability inclusion and equality strategy, weaving awareness and accessibility into all physical, digital, and cultural aspects across the organization. She most recently served as President & CEO of Disability Rights Advocates. Throughout her extensive career, she has also served as SVP, Head of Disability and Accessibility Strategy for Wells Fargo, and as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor, putting policy priorities into practice.

A graduate of San Francisco State University, Martinez speaks and publishes on a wide array of topics related to disability employment, including the emergence of disability as an essential component of workplace diversity and inclusion and the importance of expectation in ensuring youth with disabilities grow up with an assumption of work—a topic on which Martinez, who herself was born blind, offers compelling and personal perspective.

Date and Time
On Demand
Rising Tides: Disability Inclusion in the DEI Landscape
Kathy Martinez, #Organizational Success with Accessibility,
02/21/2024 at 9:00am US/Eastern
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