Starkloff Panelists Speak to Monsanto HR

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Starkloff Disability Institute Co-Director and Director of Communications David Newburger, COO Lori Becker and Career Academy Associate Jason Hartsfield participated in a panel discussion for Monsanto employees on April 6th at Monsanto’s world headquarters in Creve Coeur.

The trio, along with Monsanto employee Derek Logsdon, spoke to Monsanto human resources generalists and members of the Inclusion, Diversity and Compliance Team about the best practices for recruiting and assisting people with disabilities.

Approximately 30 Monsanto employees attended the event, which was hosted by the Monsanto HRG Network. Similar sessions are conducted every quarter where HR professionals can discuss multiple elements of diversity including gender, LGBTQ+ status, race and more.

Astad Dhunjisha, Global Lead for Talent Acquisition, Inclusion, Diversity and Compliance, said of the event: “We really value Starkloff Institute’s partnership in helping Monsanto become a more inclusive place for people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Your insightful personal stories made the experience come alive for us, sparking dialogue on how we can attract and retain more people with disabilities at Monsanto,” she shared.  “Your mission is incredible and we seek any opportunity to help progress it.”

More panels on disability for the HRG Network are planned for the future. Starkloff Disability Institute wishes to thank Monsanto for their invitation, hospitality and ongoing partnership.

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