Wendy Belzberg & Anne Sweeney & Tara Cunningham

Audiences connect with Wendy, Anne, and Tara personally, leaving their talk inspired and armed with actionable tools to make their workplace inclusive for everyone.

Netflix and LEGO Board of Directors member Anne Sweeney is highly sought-after for her ability to envision new opportunities for businesses to gain strategic advantage. After receiving her Master’s in Education from Harvard University, Anne went on to work with Nickelodeon, and served as the Chairman and CEO of FX Networks. She served as the Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks and President of the Disney|ABC Television Group, focusing on her lifelong commitment to entertain and educate children. As the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum, Anne is a passionate advocate for neurodiverse and disability inclusion, sharing actionable insights for inclusion in the workplace with groups across industries.

Wendy Belzberg’s third child, Leigh, was born with developmental and cognitive delays. This triggered a lifelong commitment to ensuring that every person lives a meaningful life in a community of their choosing. She advocates for the empowerment of every person with a disability to obtain educational, vocational, and social equity.  She is focused on educating C-suite executives on the business case for disability inclusion, and is working with organizations to learn and to share best practices.

Tara Cunningham is one of America, the UK, and Ireland's best known neurodiversity and disability inclusion employment specialists, and as CEO of Beyond-Impact, an inaugural Member of the Valuable Directory. Tara started autism@work and neurodiversity@work programs with Bloomberg, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, TDBank, Deloitte, PwC, P&G, IPG Mediabrands / Kinesso, BNY Mellon, Boeing, and MITRE. Tara has keynoted, moderated, and spoken on panels worldwide, including Moderator at the United Nations World Autism Awareness Day.

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Wendy Belzberg

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  • Mother and Neurodiverse and Disability Inclusion Advocate
  • Founder/Investor in Future Centered Care
  • Trustee of the Riverview School on Cape Cod, Vice Chair of the Park Avenue Armory and, the Co-Chair of the Bedford Riding Lanes
  • Journalism Career with ABC News, Hearst Corporation, Forward newspaper

Wendy Belzberg’s third child, Leigh, was born with developmental and cognitive delays. This triggered a lifelong commitment to ensuring that every person lives a meaningful life in a community of their choosing. She advocates for the empowerment of every person with a disability to obtain educational, vocational, and social equity.  She is focused on educating C-suite executives on the business case for disability inclusion, and is working with organizations to learn and to share best practices.

Wendy grew up on the west coast of Canada and moved to the United States to attend Barnard College. She spent the first decade of her career in broadcast journalism at ABC News. She worked as a researcher and a producer for live, breaking news broadcasts with Peter Jennings; Nightline with Ted Koppel, and Our World with Linda Ellerbee.

While living briefly in Los Angeles, Wendy spent three years at Hearst Entertainment developing comedy and drama series for network television. When she moved back to New York, she returned to work in print journalism as a reporter and editor for the Forward, before becoming a syndicated advice columnist for five years.

Wendy holds a Master's degree in Negotiation and Conflict resolution from Columbia University. She helps to facilitate civil divorce cases and child custody agreements and has mediated felony cases for the Brooklyn court system.

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Anne Sweeney

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  • Mother and Neurodiverse and Disability Inclusion Advocate
  • Current Board of Directors at Netflix, LEGO, the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, The Getty Museum, Harvard Deans Distinguished Fellow at HGSE
  • Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney|ABC Television Group (1996-2015)
  • Chairman and CEO, FX Networks

Netflix and LEGO Board of Directors member Anne Sweeney is highly sought-after for her ability to envision new opportunities for businesses to gain strategic advantage. After receiving her Master’s in Education from Harvard University, Anne went on to work with Nickelodeon, and served as the Chairman and CEO of FX Networks. She served as the Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks and President of the Disney|ABC Television Group, focusing on her lifelong commitment to entertain and educate children. As the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum, Anne is a passionate advocate for neurodiverse and disability inclusion, sharing actionable insights for inclusion in the workplace with groups across industries.

Anne sits on the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, The Getty Museum, and is a Deans Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has previously served on the boards of The Fulfillment Fund, the Board of Visitors for UCLA Anderson, AFI, as well as the Special Olympics. In informative and inspiring talks, Anne offers a compelling call to action expanding our ideas about inclusion, how to shift workplace culture, and the numerous benefits of inclusivity for our teams, organizations, and communities.

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Tara Cunningham

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  • Leading American Neurodiversity and Disability Inclusion Employment Specialist
  • Award-Winning Disability Advocate, Social Entrepreneur, and Ashoka Fellow
  • Founder and CEO of Beyond-Impact - an inaugural Member of the Valuable Business Disability Experts Directory
  • Co-Founder, Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship - NYU School of Law

Tara Cunningham is one of America, the UK, and Ireland's best known neurodiversity and disability diversity, equity, inclusion, and access employment specialists. As CEO of Beyond-Impact, an inaugural member of the Valuable Business Disability Experts Directory, Tara's work focuses on inclusion for all disenfranchised communities. Tara started autism@work and neurodiversity@work programs with Bloomberg, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, TDBank, Deloitte, PwC, P&G, IPG Mediabrands / Kinesso, BNY Mellon, Boeing, and MITRE.

While living in Ireland for 16 years, Tara was named one of the "Top 100 Irish Americans" and "Social Entrepreneur of the Year." Ireland's Prime Minister, An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, appointed Tara to the National Disability Authority, where she promoted disability inclusion policies and laws. She represented Ireland in the European Commission for Healthcare Innovation and was an Irish Representative for disability inclusion at the White House.

As the Executive Director of the Grunin Foundation, she used her position as a globally recognized social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow to Co-Found the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law, where she remains on the Advisory Board.

Tara is a contributing author to the recently published academic book Generation A. She completed her master's dissertation on "Successes and Failures in Social Movements: Lessons from Irish LGBTQ and Disability Communities,"  which focused on the parallels between the Irish LGBTQ+ and disability communities.

Tara has keynoted, moderated, and spoken on panels worldwide, including Moderator at the United Nations World Autism Awareness Day.

 

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Actionable Insights for Disability and Neurodiversity Inclusion in the Workplace

In this informative and inspiring panel, individuals and organizations will learn how workplaces can shift to a more inclusive culture, the compelling business case for expanding inclusion, and the significant benefits of a neurodynamic workplace culture for all people. ...

In this informative and inspiring panel, individuals and organizations will learn how workplaces can shift to a more inclusive culture, the compelling business case for expanding inclusion, and the significant benefits of a neurodynamic workplace culture for all people.

How to Win the War for Talent: Employing Neurodiverse People & People with Disabilities

As competition increases for top talent at organizations and companies of all kinds, individuals and groups can increase not only productivity but also employee satisfaction by recruiting neurodiverse and disabled employees. In this high-impact panel, organizations will tackle how to create a more n ...

As competition increases for top talent at organizations and companies of all kinds, individuals and groups can increase not only productivity but also employee satisfaction by recruiting neurodiverse and disabled employees. In this high-impact panel, organizations will tackle how to create a more neurodynamic culture for true inclusion.

Hidden Disabilities, Hidden Opportunities

In this informative and impactful panel, audiences will be inspired and informed about how to recruit and welcome neurodynamic individuals for stronger teams, companies, and workplace cultures. ...

In this informative and impactful panel, audiences will be inspired and informed about how to recruit and welcome neurodynamic individuals for stronger teams, companies, and workplace cultures.

Learn more about Wendy Belzberg & Anne Sweeney & Tara Cunningham
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Wendy Belzberg 's Biography

The birth of Wendy Belzberg’s third child, Leigh, was born with developmental and cognitive delays. This triggered a lifelong commitment to ensuring that every person lives a meaningful life in a community of their choosing. She advocates for the empowerment of every person with a disability to obtain educational, vocational, and social equity.  She is focused on educating C-suite executives on the business case for disability inclusion, and is working with organizations to learn and to share best practices.

Wendy grew up on the west coast of Canada and moved to the United States to attend Barnard College. She spent the first decade of her career in broadcast journalism at ABC News. She worked as a researcher and a producer for live, breaking news broadcasts with Peter Jennings; Nightline with Ted Koppel, and Our World with Linda Ellerbee.

While living briefly in Los Angeles, Wendy spent three years at Hearst Entertainment developing comedy and drama series for network television. When she moved back to New York, she returned to work in print journalism as a reporter and editor for the Forward, before becoming a syndicated advice columnist for five years.

Wendy holds a Master's degree in Negotiation and Conflict resolution from Columbia University. She helps to facilitate civil divorce cases and child custody agreements and has mediated felony cases for the Brooklyn court system.

Anne Sweeney 's Biography

Former Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Anne Sweeney parlayed her Master’s in Education from Harvard University into a lifelong commitment to entertain and to educate children.  She is the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum, further strengthening her commitment to inclusion.  Anne is active in organizations both inside and outside the entertainment industry. 

Anne has served on the boards of The Fulfillment Fund, the Board of Visitors for UCLA Anderson, AFI, and the Special Olympics. 

Anne is sought-out for her ability to envision new opportunities for businesses to gain strategic advantage. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Netflix, LEGO, the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, The Getty Museum, and a Deans Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. 

Tara Cunningham 's Biography

Tara Cunningham is one of America, the UK, and Ireland's best known neurodiversity and disability diversity, equity, inclusion, and access employment specialists. As CEO of Beyond-Impact, an inaugural member of the Valuable Business Disability Experts Directory, Tara's work focuses on inclusion for all disenfranchised communities. Tara started autism@work and neurodiversity@work programs with Bloomberg, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, TDBank, Deloitte, PwC, P&G, IPG Mediabrands / Kinesso, BNY Mellon, Boeing, and MITRE.

While living in Ireland for 16 years, Tara was named one of the "Top 100 Irish Americans" and "Social Entrepreneur of the Year." Ireland's Prime Minister, An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, appointed Tara to the National Disability Authority, where she promoted disability inclusion policies and laws. She represented Ireland in the European Commission for Healthcare Innovation and was an Irish Representative for disability inclusion at the White House.

As the Executive Director of the Grunin Foundation, she used her position as a globally recognized social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow to Co-Found the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law, where she remains on the Advisory Board.

Tara is a contributing author to the recently published academic book Generation A. She completed her master's dissertation on "Successes and Failures in Social Movements: Lessons from Irish LGBTQ and Disability Communities,"  which focused on the parallels between the Irish LGBTQ+ and disability communities.

Tara has keynoted, moderated, and spoken on panels worldwide, including Moderator at the United Nations "World Autism Awareness Day.