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Baking Accessibility and Inclusion into Your Business

May 17, 2023 @ 15:00 - 16:00 CDT

Learn how a culture of accessibility and inclusion improve business outcomes with Nandita Gupta.

Culture forms the very fabric of everything that happens in the workplace. Instilling a culture of accessibility and inclusion takes time and practice, but above all else, requires consistency. How do we ensure that we consistently show up with inclusion in mind? How does this improve the way we conduct business?

We are excited to be joined by Nandita Gupta, Accessibility Product Owner at Microsoft, to guide you through the essential considerations you as a founder need to make to form a solid culture of accessibility and inclusion within your business. You’ll walk away with actionable steps to take in the short-term and long-term that will ensure that your team members, potential buyers, and loyal customers will all feel seen in the ways that matter to them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why it is vital to consider accessibility and inclusion in all parts of your business
  • How accessibility and inclusion can show up within a company and, more specifically, team culture
  • How to be intentional with your product lifecycle
  • Actionable ways we can show up every day with accessibility and inclusion in mind, and encourage the same among team members


Nandita Gupta

Accessibility Product Owner, Microsoft

Nandita is an Accessibility Product Manager at Microsoft where she works on a product that empowers users to create an inclusive and accessible experience for all users. She has been named Influential Women of Manufacturing 2019 by Putman Media. She is a Board member on different boards within the community including Lime Connect, an organization with a mission for rebranding disability through achievement where she serves on the Community Engagement Committee. She also serves on the Accessibility Leadership Council for Disability: IN. As a Board Member for a non-profit organization – Caroline Calouche & Co, she leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as the Chair where she is working on creating inclusive spaces within the dancing communities. She has been actively involved in various mentoring organizations over the past years and was inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences including Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, Assistive Technology Industry Association 2020, and World Information Architecture Day.

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a 501c(3) public charity whose mission it is to make entrepreneurship accessible to all. We deliver world-class resources and mentoring to enable every entrepreneur across the globe to realize their maximum potential. Please join us and make your gift to ensure these transformative programs may continue to reach the underserved.

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