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Upcoming DC Metro BLN Programs

    • June 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Capital One 1680 Capital One Drive Mclean, VA 22102


    The DC Metro area is one of the top best cities for veterans to live.

    Our region is experiencing one of the low unemployment rates in the US today.

    The demand for veteran talent is highly competitive.
    (2.9% Unemployment)

    Retention strategies for employers of veterans, including individuals with disabilities, require Commitment, Investment and Engagement. This interactive session features replicable strategies employed by the private sector: Employee Resource Groups, Education and Leadership Training. Joining Capital One and Wells Fargo:  The US Chamber of Commerce and US DOL VETS --business and government collaboration.

    Capital One

    Le Nette Rutledge

    Military Talent Programs Manager

    Wells Fargo

    Eric Eversole

    Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce

    President, Hiring our Heroes

    Tim Green

    Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

    US Department of Labor

    Keynote Speaker:

    Le Nette Rutledge

    Military Talent Programs Manager at Wells Fargo

    Le Nette is the Veteran Initiatives Programs Leader.  Her team is responsible for delivering military talent programs that lend to the company’s significant 2020 quest to have 20,000 Veterans select, stay with and succeed within Wells Fargo.

     In her previous role she served as a Learning & Development Sr. Consultant within Functional Learning and Instructional Design (FLID).   In that capacity she facilitated courses/programs and provided leadership coaching that reinforced Wells Fargo’s vision, values and goals for team members across all levels of the organization.  In 2018, she facilitated Wells Fargo/ Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC's three day leadership course for employees with disabilities, co-led by C5 Consulting, LLC (Katherine McCary, Martha Artiles). Wells Fargo has a similar 3 day leadership course for veterans.

    Le Nette joined Wells Fargo in 2009.  Prior to that, she served as a leader of learning teams for Fortune 500 companies to include QVC, Inc.; Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores, Inc. 

    Le Nette served in the United States Navy for ten years.  Her specialties included Naval Instructor, Naval Recruiter and Anti-submarine Warfare.  She holds a B.A. in political science from Norfolk State University and Lean Six-Sigma green belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as various career, life and executive coaching certifications.  

    Her ‘why’ in life is “…to courageously and compassionately impart excellence in every life, place and situation” presented to her.  Her Top 5 Talent Themes are:

    • Achiever
    • Learner
    • Strategic
    • Command and
    • Focus

    When she is not volunteering at the Brian Center (a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Gastonia NC) or running on the hiking trails at the Whitewater Olympic Center, Le Nette relaxes by attending/watching Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

    • September 18, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD



Past events

May 21, 2019 7th Annual Accessibility, Accommodations and Assistive Technology Symposium
April 10, 2019 Autism@Work: Piecing Together the Talent Puzzle
December 11, 2018 Baltimore Industry Liaison Group- Partner Registration -Introducing Disability and Veterans Partners
October 25, 2018 4th ANNUAL GALA:
August 15, 2018 Strategies for Increased Retention and Productivity: Supporting Caregiver Employees at Work
May 09, 2018 Corporate and Community Leaders Employment Summit: Expanding the Talent Pipeline for People with Disabilities
February 21, 2018 Reimagining Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups and Millennials
September 12, 2017 Mental Health Issues: Stay@Work, Return2 Work; Building an Emotionally Healthy Workplace
July 24, 2017 RECORDED SESSION with Deck and Transcript from July 13th Autism at Work: Recruiting, Interviewing and Retaining Talent
July 13, 2017 Autism at Work: Recruiting, Interviewing and Retaining Talent
May 16, 2017 Making Connections: Corporate and Community Leaders Strategic Roundtable
April 26, 2017 5th Annual Accessibility, Accommodations and Assistive Technology (AAA) Share Forum and Expo
March 08, 2017 Investing in the Future: Empowering Millennials with Disabilities Share Forum
November 09, 2016 4th Annual USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program
October 20, 2016 "History in the Making:Celebrating the Past and Advancing the Future of Inclusion"
August 17, 2016 Creating a Culture of Disability Inclusion- Practical Solutions for Workforce Engagement
June 15, 2016 Third Annual Accessibility and AT Event
May 11, 2016 Talent Acquisition: Building Successful Community Partner Pipelines
January 28, 2016 Culture Assessment and Compliance for Disability Inclusion
November 19, 2015 Talent Acquisition & Employee Retention: Leveraging All Employee Resource Groups for Disability Inclusion
October 21, 2015 Back to the Future: The Why, What and How for Disability Inclusion
July 17, 2015 Making a Difference in Inclusion: Leveraging the Campaign for Disability Employment for Disability Inclusion
March 18, 2015 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Symposium “A Robust Dialog of Inclusion Strategies”
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