BraunAbility announces a new pilot mentorship program for college students with disabilities in an effort to create a more inclusive work culture in Indiana.

Launched in partnership with Old National Bank, the program is an extension of BraunAbility’s Drive for Inclusion effort and is designed to benefit both the student and the mentoring professional. Students will gain networking skills, career guidance and professional skills, while the mentor will experience firsthand the importance and advantage of having an inclusive work culture, according to a media release from BraunAbility.

“BraunAbility was built on a passion to ensure those with physical disabilities have greater access to the world around us. That same passion for inclusion extends to our workplace and to all individuals.

“Our ability to innovate, grow and change more lives depends on our willingness to embrace the differences that make each of us individually unique. Together they make us stronger.”

— Staci Kroon, BraunAbility CEO

The program was inspired by Old National Bank’s Achieve Ability program, a mentorship opportunity for aspiring professionals with disabilities to connect and interact with executive leaders at the bank.

“BraunAbility is the perfect partner to help expand this program and benefit more students and businesses throughout Indiana. Together we can make an even greater impact of inclusiveness within our communities.”

— Jim Ryan, Old National Chairman and CEO

Mentor and mentee teams will be formed based on compatibility and shared interests, as well as professional goals. Teams will be encouraged to meet monthly, communicate often and ideally, build a relationship that extends beyond the program, the release continues.

For more information, visit BraunAbility.

[Source(s): BraunAbility, PRWeb]

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