Wendy Belzberg

  • 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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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.

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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.