The Keys to Financial Inclusion Podcast is brought to you by National Disability Institute’s Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development. Hear from thought leaders in the disability and financial communities who will share insights, analysis and emerging strategies to improve and increase investing, lending and service activities for people with disabilities.
E01: Disability Owned Podcast: The Disability Equality Index and Disability Owned Business Enterprise Certification
In this episode, you'll hear about the Disability Owned Business Enterprise Certification and the value that it offers to a business. The guest is Philip DeVliegher, Vice President of Supplier Diversity at Disability:IN
Season 3 Episode 2: Able to Save: Using an ABLE Account to Become Self-Employed
In this Able to Save episode, you'll hear about how to use an ABLE account to be self-employed.
Season 3 Episode 1: Able to Save: ABLE Accounts: A Tool for Self-Employment Planning
In this Able to Save episode, you'll hear about how ABLE accounts can be a tool for self-employment planning.
E06: Disability Owned Podcast: LifeAsset- Offering Small Loans for Great Ideas
Listeners will learn how LifeAsset helps Latino entrepreneurs who currently can’t qualify for a loan at a bank or other financial institutions using their unique “social collateral” lending model. This podcast will share the story of Rosalia Fajardo, consultant of Life Asset and entrepreneur with disabilities, of how she overcame her illness and injuries to becoming a successful entrepreneur and advocate for the disability community. This segment will also cover the cultural disconnect of Latino/Hispanic families when seeking support and help for themselves or family members with disabilities.
E05: Disability Owned Podcast: The Disability Opportunity Fund- Providing Capital and Advisory Services
Charles D. Hammerman, President and CEO of the Disability Opportunity Fund, joins the program to explain the types of loans and investments that his organization makes. Discover how the Disability Opportunity Fund's services can be valuable to individuals with disabilities who are looking to start or grow a business.
E04: Disability Owned Podcast: Supporting Disability Owned Small Businesses
Ruth Chavez, Small Business Community Navigator for NDI, joins the program to discuss the work that she does supporting small business owners with disabilities to access free resources and networking opportunities.
This podcast is so needed. Thanks so much. Very valuable information and well produced