All across the US, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Every week, White House will invite these Champions of Change to the White House to share their ideas to win the future. Disability Employment Champions of Change have done extraordinary work to make workplaces more accessible and to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This week, Microsoft’s Jenny Lay-Flurrie was also invited to the White House.
The White House today announced the 2014 “Champions of Change,” 10 individuals honored for doing extraordinary work creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Among them is Jenny Lay-Flurrie, a senior director at Microsoft who leads the Trusted Experiences Team, which focuses on accessibility, privacy and online safety.
With the help of her team and a broad community within the company, Lay-Flurrie leads initiatives to empower people with disabilities both inside and outside of Microsoft.
An event Oct. 14 will honor those named and feature U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Muñoz, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Jenny Yang and other senior administration officials.