Disability Inclusion Network Meeting is Nov. 12

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Senior Microsoft Attorney, Representatives from the Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network Will Speak

The Disability Inclusion Network (DIN) is inviting you to attend its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, November 12th, from 9:00-12:00 pm.

November’s meeting we will have guest speakers Jasper Marino and Lou Thompson from the Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network (RAIN). They will discuss the work that RAIN has been doing around the use of gender pronouns. Stuart Pixley from Microsoft will speak about Microsoft’s disability Employee Resource Group (ERG).

About Stuart Pixley: Stuart Pixley has been a senior attorney at Microsoft for nearly 12 years where he currently supports the Azure Quantum Computing and Silicon Solutions teams.  Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked for over 10 years for several large law firms in New York City and the Silicon Valley handling intellectual property and technology transactions. Pixley has also been deeply involved in disability diversity in the legal field. He is a former leader and current member of the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association, is the former president and founding board member of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities, is a former commissioner of the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, has served on the Committee for Diversity for the Washington State Bar Association and is an active member of the Microsoft Legal Affairs’ Disability Diversity Team which he helped inaugurate in 2012.

Born with cerebral palsy, he has significant hearing and vision loss and travels by electric wheelchair.  He believes he owes his success in navigating challenges as a professional to foundational experiences growing up and a belief that diversity and disability community must be leveraged to achieve disability inclusion.

This meeting is 100% Virtual and American Sign Language Interrupters (ASL) and CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) will be provided. You can attend this meeting by clicking on the  ZOOM link or by calling 253-215-8782 Meeting ID: 823 2880 4191 and Password: 966139

If you have any questions about the meeting you can email DIN@OFM.WA.GOV

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Washington State’s Disability Inclusion Network (DIN) business resource group exists to create an environment where individuals with disabilities have equitable access to opportunities and resources through recruitment, hiring, training, development, retention, and promotion so that individuals with disability can fully participate in all aspects of the workplace.

To learn more about DIN please visit our website Disability Inclusion Network or email us at din@ofm.wa.gov Come Like us on Facebook Washington State Disability Network or follow us on LinkedIn Disability Inclusion Network.