Accessibility Partners contributed to an article in Spin Sucks about the importance of female mentors in the field of accessibility and communication.
See excerpt below, and read the full article at Spin Sucks.
Women Encouraging Women to Succeed
Sharon Rosenblatt, Director of Communications at Accessibility Partners:
I’m grateful for my work mentor, Dana Marlowe. She has mentored me with communication, business, and public relations skills in my early years at Accessibility Partners, but most of my true career benefit came from her accommodations for my mental health disability. Struggling with PTSD, Dana taught me the value of being flexible and patient with myself, but still pushing me to follow through on work deadlines through the power of an alternative work schedule and a new way to do things.
Together, we created a new blog for our company, and she gave me the reigns to blog about the frontiers of mental health in technology, and its intersection with physical disability, which proved ultimately therapeutic for me as well. Her mentorship helped me find a voice and confidence that isn’t necessarily taught in college. It’s helped me move past what used to give me anxiety, and with that solid footing from her encouragement, I have already exceeded my own personal expectations. I am grateful for the experience, and pleased to report we are ramping up our…mentorship program, and I’ll have the opportunity to be a mentor this time.