2012 USBLN® AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
Welcome to the DC Metro Business Leadership Network!
The DC Metro Business Leadership Network is an employer led non-profit that uses a business-to business model offering education, training programs and resources to change attitudes and address concerns of businesses so that they learn how to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity meeting diversity and compliance goals. Our mission is to engage, educate and inform. Programs are held in Suburban MD, Northern VA and the District of Columbia. For additional information download our current DC Metro BLN Brochure.
The DC Metro BLN is a proud affiliate of the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®). The USBLN® is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across North America, representing over 5,000 employers and helps build workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are respected for their talents, while supporting the development and expansion of its BLN affiliates. The USBLN® recognizes and supports best practices in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities; the preparedness for work of youth and students with disabilities; marketing to consumers with disabilities; and contracting with vendors with disabilities through the development and certification of disability-owned businesses. As an affiliate, the DC Metro BLN is recognized as “THE” DC Metro Area’s business resource for enhancing the employment of people with disabilities.
Why Join? Employers join BLNs to have the opportunity to engage with like-minded businesses to learn how to progress in the journey toward inclusion of diverse talent who happen to have disabilities.
We believe that all qualified people should be given the opportunity to compete for employment. Our region is committed to assisting your business with this workforce strategy.