Disability Advocacy in the Workplace with Catherine Greseth

Lay the Course Podcast

23-03-2022 • 32分

In 2014 Catherine Greseth was hired as the first Executive Director of the Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills. An organization that educates businesses on hiring and retaining people that are, or have, become disabled. Through these efforts, Rapid City, South Dakota, is now ranked 3 in the Nation for the employment of people with disabilities. Catherine received the 2018 - 2019, South Dakota Governors award for Outstanding Citizen.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Catherine’s journey to becoming an advocate for people with disabilities.
  • The work she has done to create inclusion in the workplace.
  • The importance of seeing people’s abilities beyond their disability when hiring.

“Inclusion is not just being hired, it's being a part of everything.” —Catherine Greseth

She has been the president of the Rapid City Mayor's Committee for People With Disabilities, has been appointed by the Governor to Chair the Governor's Board for Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired. She also serves on the Governor's Board for the State Independent Living Council; out of 100’s of applications, the ADA has selected Catherine as the Rocky Mountain ADA Ambassador for South Dakota.

To learn more about Catherine’s work with Workforce Diversity of the Black Hills, you can visit Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills' website.

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Host: Kelsey Stine
Produced by: Vela Creative Co.

Credits: Production & Editing by Kelsey Stine, Sarah Miller and Trevor Stine, Artwork by Alyssa Tanner