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Rangam is a minority, woman, and disability-owned workforce solutions company. The organization’s philosophy of "Empathy Drives Innovation" influences everything it does. As one of the fastest-growing professional staffing agencies, Rangam specializes in attracting and retaining talent globally for IT, Engineering, Scientific, Clinical, Healthcare, Administrative, Finance, and Business Professional sectors while integrating veterans and individuals with disabilities into the workforce. 
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin

Goodwill serves diverse populations across Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. The core of Goodwill’s mission is training, employment and support for people experiencing barriers to work and these efforts include employing a diverse workforce. 
Disability: IN Wisconsin Events
Wisconsin Ability Summit 2020
Achieving Positive Business Outcomes through Disability Inclusion and Equity 
October 20, 22, 27 & 29
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Disability:IN Wisconsin and Disability:IN Chicagoland are pleased to announce their partnership for an online event series in October. With the cancellation of in-person events this year, the two affiliates are coming together to collaborate on programs celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Disability:IN Wisconsin’s annual Ability Summit and Disability:IN Chicagoland’s annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit will now be held virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October from 11:00am – 12:00pm Central. Each affiliate will host 4 hour-long online programs, with registration discounts available to one another’s current members. Session topics include:
  • Supporting workplace mental health;
  • Disability supplier diversity;
  • Talent acquisition & recruiting through a NextGen lens;
  • Leaning into the Disability Equality Index & its long term benefits;
  • The intersection of racial equity & disability inclusion;
  • Increasing E/BRG collaboration by understanding the power of identity: as an ally, as a person with a disability, as a caregiver, and as member of various demographic identities
  • Recruiting & accommodating neurodiverse workers
  • Transitioning the workplace into a ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic: supporting the physical and mental health of your workforce through accessibility and accommodations.
Self ID / Disclosure
Best practices on creating a work culture where employees are comfortable disclosing a disability

Event Recap

On July 30, 2020 Disability:IN Wisconsin presented a webinar on Self ID / Disclosure. The webinar shared best practices for creating a work culture where employees are comfortable disclosing a disability. The webinar featured peer-to-peer dialogue on how a company's culture can affect who identifies/discloses, and the need to Identify Self before asking others to identify.

Our special thanks to Greg Pollock (PNC), Tracey Andrus (Rangam), Lea Collins-Worachek (Department of Workforce Development), and Mary Dess (Northwestern Mutual) for sharing valuable information and dialogue.

Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. While the 30th Anniversary of the signing has passed, there is always more work to be done towards a fully inclusive global economy. The following are resources to help aid in awareness, education, and action towards a more inclusive future.