Businesses owned and run by people with disabilities are not common nor do we find many disabled people at the highest level of government and commerce, or as entrepreneurs and start-up founders. The Changemakers in the Business theme are all examples of individuals who are leading by example and creating many employment opportunities for others as they progress. Dive into their stories and explore their approaches and strategy to keep making change in their field.

A highly textured head and shoulders of a woman with dark hair, red lips and bold bronze jewelry. Braille at the bottom for the name Kathy Martinez.
Kathy Martinez by Javier Morales, mixed media, 11 x 14 inches, 2019
Two people drawn with bold colors and simple shapes have the word Mozzeria written across their aprons. The background of irregular squares of vibrant colors resembles a patchwork quilt.
Melody and Russ Stein by Laron Bickerstaff, oil pastel, 16 x 20 inches, 2019
A detailed pencil drawing of the head and shoulders of a young Asian American woman with shoulder length hair and a beaming smile.
Tiffany Yu by Yukari Sakura Pencil, 16 x 20 inches, 2019