Recent studies suggest that a large, untapped source of impressive
prospects exists, and has surprisingly gone largely untapped. According to the Disability Funders Network, disabled individuals
comprise the most substantial minority category in the United States,
encompassing roughly one in five Americans.
Corporations spend plenty of time talking about diversity, but many of
them are having the wrong conversations. It's true that there aren't
enough women or ethnic and racial minorities in C-level positions, but
there's more to diversity than filling top-level jobs with token
employees. It's time for corporations to really think about why they
need underrepresented groups to lead them.
Recently the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF), an African-American
physician retention and recruitment non-profit organization, hosted a a
day-long, tuition-free seminar to encourage the increase of Black
students attending medical school. The goal was to continue to help
boost the numbers of Black doctors.