Leaders With Disabilities Urge Brands and Agencies to ‘Let Us Tell Our Own Stories’

What it means to have authentic representation at Adweek's Disability Inclusion Summit

Eight professionals with various disabilities from agencies and brands took part in Adweek's first Disability Inclusion Summit. Adweek
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“Ask questions. Don’t make assumptions. Let us tell the stories of our lived experiences.” This advice from Becky Kekula, director of the Disability Equality Index at Disability:IN, echoed across panelists during Wednesday’s Disability Inclusion Summit.  

@heidefaith heide.palermo@adweek.com Heide is the senior director of brand community at Adweek and Editor of the Inside the Brand series, including the CMO Moves and Gen ZEOs podcasts, Innovators, Challengers, and Women Trailblazers. She also leads Adweek's Innovators Council.