Episode #78 – 18 Inclusion-isms You Need to Know! : Tova Sherman

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month – “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion”

In today’s episode, Teresa talks with Tova Sherman, author, speaker, and CEO of Reachability, about the 18 Inclusion-isms You Need to Know. October marks the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In honor of this year’s theme “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” we’re dedicating a two-part series to stress the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment as our nation begins to recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on our country’s workforce. 

Teresa and Tova dispel some of the more common myths about inclusion in the workplace for those with disabilities. Tova explains 2 of her 18 Inclusion-isms; ‘Education Osmosis’ and ‘Everyone had/has a disability.’

To learn more about Tova or to purchase her book, click here.

To find out more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, click here.

Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 02:12Dispelling Common Myths 19:30Break and Public Service Announcement 19:59Inclusion-isms 33:10Teresa’s Closing Remarks

Removing architectural barriers is a lovely step – but it is the attitudinal barriers, from the top down, that we really need to focus on

Tova Sherman

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Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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