Justin Green – 2021 Dare to Overcome Keynote (press release)
Dare to Overcome (DTO) is the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s signature global conference, with the mission of shining a light on successes in promoting mutual respect and allyship among diverse communities. Previous DTO conferences and awards were held in Rio (2016), Seoul (2018), Washington (2020) and Tokyo (2021). In 2022, DTO will be held from May 23-25 at the Busch School of Business in Washington DC. DTO will move to India in 2023.
DTO is the global convening point for Fortune 500 faith-and-belief employee resource groups (ERGs). Members of these ERGs will gather in support of their colleagues around the world and share best practices, including a focus on supporting colleagues with disabilities, i.e., differing abilities. Other main partners include American Airlines and the Templeton Religion Trust.
^ Justin Greene – 2021 Dare to Overcome Keynote. Justin Greene, a major advocate in the inclusion and diversity community, began the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Accenture Federal Services in 2012. He currently leads membership efforts for the national PwD ERG, seeing the group grow from 400 to close to 2,000 members across the U.S. today. He shared how when a company embraces people with differing abilities in the workplace, they are really untapping the potential of their unique abilities. He also shared why companies need ERGs for people with disabilities and how to overcome challenges in getting them going. (See Justin’s keynote dubbed into Japanese.).
^ DTO Virtual Choir: 200 participants, multiple Employee Resource Groups including from American Airlines, Bosch, SAP, Equinix, 11 soloists, 16 groups, dozens of countries! Dare to Overcome (DTO) is the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s signature global conference, with the mission of shining a light on successes in promoting mutual respect and allyship among diverse communities. Kyoji Ohno, President of Hybridmusic, composed the anthem for Dare to Overcome – Lyrics by Kyoji Ohno & Brian Grim. Chorus: “Come where the friendship is Come where the true hope is, Come take my hand and overcome, Come where the future is, Come where there’s happiness, Come take my hand and overcome! We all live on the same planet!”