March 28, 2012
The Ontario JOIN Spring BLN Employer Breakfast Series event was sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group on March 28, 2012 and featured two amazing speakers who held the audience captive as they were able to share how they were able to “Taking it Higher” through organizational commitment and personal commitment pushing the limits on pre-conceived notions and boundaries for persons with disabilities.
Amy Hanen from TD Bank welcomed all BLN members and guests to the morning’s event. Her thoughts echoed our speakers, “This event is very aptly named, ‘Taking it Higher.’ It speaks directly to what we want to accomplish in our workplace by constantly moving our agenda forward and up. Diversity is a strategic priority. It is part of our talent agenda, and we know that a diverse workforce enables us to better understand our customers.”
MC, Stefanie Marinich-Lee then introduced Randy Lewis, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain and Logistics for Walgreen’s.
Randy has a son who lives with autism and he shared some personal stories about his son. Some highlights from Randy’s address: “No Greatness without Goodness:”
The second morning keynote speaker, Kyle Maynard, bestselling author of “No Excuses” who, for the past seven years, has travelled to five continents and speaks to many organization, supporting injured American veterans and has shared the stage with the world’s greatest minds and business leaders, politicians, historians and stars. Whether he is in front of a middle school classroom or thousands at a major convention centre, Kyle says his deepest passion is helping the audience reach their highest human potential. In the early part of 2012, Kyle was the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – he crawled to the summit with several other climbers carrying the ashes of a fallen soldier to remind him of why his journey was so important. During Kyle’s address he highlighted:
Photo Gallery March 28, 2012