Thinking Inclusion

A late Friday afternoon telephone call more than 25 years ago forever changed the way I view workplace diversity. The call came from someone in a large corporation who told me in a young-sounding, panicked voice that she had been asked to create a program to hire...

Unlikely Allies

I recently interviewed an upwardly-mobile nurse whose ascent was halted when she suddenly became blind. After years of rehabilitation, education, numerous frustrating job interviews, and a couple of job that didn’t move her toward her wish of returning to the...

Best Face Forward

“Assuming competence from day one is a must if you want to retain talented disabled employees…” So said Nancy Doyle in a recent Forbes article entitled “Assume Competence: Neurodivergent Staff Don’t Need Kid Gloves.” This advice...

VP of IT Operations Executive Search

The Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) is conducting an executive search for the role of Vice-President of IT Operations for a technology company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. If you are interested in this position and your experience matches the qualifications...

A Tribute to Diana

In my nearly 8 years of running a non-profit, I have met only a few executives who have impacted me as much as Diana Ferguson. It is with a heavy heart that I share that she passed away on December 6th, 2020. Diana made a forever impact on me personally and a lasting...

Meet our Chief Connections Officer – Natalie Hess

On Saturday, BIT will be hosting its 5th Annual Dining in the Dark Gala fundraiser. Pulling off one of these fundraising galas is no small feat. So, who is the wizard behind BIT’s event? Natalie Hess, BIT’s Chief Connections Officer, thrives on organizing these types...