Disability Inclusion: Managing Bias - Exponent Philanthropy

Disability Inclusion: Managing Bias

As philanthropists, we envision communities that value and support people in all their diverse manifestations. We promote equality of opportunity and equitable outcomes. Yet, when we talk about diversity and inclusive philanthropy, we often mention disability at the very end of a long list—if it gets mentioned at all. 

We must deepen our understanding of disability as a natural part of the human experience. Those who work full time in this sphere prefer to think of it, not as disability funding, but rather put the emphasis on accessibility. In truth, we’re not funding a disability; we’re working to break down barriers and improve access. 

More about Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking. 

About this Workshop

A more inclusive and culturally responsive workplace requires an understanding of bias and how it impacts teams. This workshop aims to empower how we engage others and make decisions at work. Participants will wrestle with the personal, cultural, and professional manifestations of bias.

 Learning outcomes include: 

  • Define bias and identify its impact in the workplace. 
  • Explore how bias influences efforts to foster diversity and inclusion. 
  • Discuss techniques for disrupting bias. 


Keri Gray
CEO, Keri Gray Group, LLC

Keri Gray is a cancer survivor, entrepreneur, speaker, and facilitator. Through her consulting firm, she teaches leadership tools related to disability, race, gender, and intersectionality. She is also the founder of the National Alliance of Melanin Disabled Advocates (NAMED Advocates), an educational hub for managers looking to sharpen their skills through a lens of disability and racial justice.

Keri has recruited approximately 4,000 professionals for over 100 organizations and Fortune 500 companies. She has also designed and managed programs that have helped participants secure competitive employment, identify transferable skills, build an influential network, and gain notable opportunities.

Registration Fees

Exponent Philanthropy Members $80
Non-Members $100

Who Should Attend

This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor-advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.

Registration and Other Policies

Please register by clicking this link [link]. Prior to the workshop, you will receive your unique access information. The program will not be recorded. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions.

Platform and Accessibility

This program uses Zoom; automated closed captioning is available. We can provide additional accommodations upon request (e.g., live captioner, ASL interpreter). Please contact info@exponentphilanthropy.org or call 202-580-6560 by July 11 for Workshop #1 or October 3 for Workshop #2 dates if you need any accommodations.