2nd Annual Amplify! Success
Disability Workplace Inclusion: What is Your Vision?
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9am – 1pm
Nike WHQ – Tiger Woods Building
Early Bird Registration $20 until October 1, $25 thereafter.
Expand your workforce and create a vision for disability diversity and inclusion in your workplace.
If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact event Coordinator Cindy Bahl @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-258-7715.
- Continental Breakfast, Networking & Lunch
- Inspirational Keynote Speaker & Athlete, Karen Gaffney
- 2 Professional Development Breakout Sessions
- Special Guest Speakers From Nike sharing their vision for an inclusive workplace
- Stories of Success from local Diversity & Inclusion Leaders
Special Guest Speaker: Karen Gaffney
From the moment she was born, Karen Gaffney began an incredible journey that continues today. She is the President of a non-profit organization dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, the workplace and the community for people with developmental disabilities. She is doing this by creating awareness and calling attention to the tremendous capabilities of people with disabilities.
Karen graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon and earned a two-year Associates of Science degree from Portland Community College. She successfully swam the English Channel as part of a six-person relay team. And two years ago, she accomplished her biggest swimming Challenge yet…she swam 9-miles across Lake Tahoe in 59-degree water to raise money for the National Down Syndrome Congress and to show the world that people with Down Syndrome are more alike, rather than different, from everyone else. Karen travels the country speaking to a wide range of audiences about overcoming limitations and about what can be accomplished with positive expectations. Karen tackles any challenge she faces with determination and commitment, knowing she has limits, but not allowing them to limit her drive to succeed. Oh, and by the way…. Karen Gaffney has Down syndrome.