2019 AHEAD Conference Opening Plenary

Thursday, July 11, 9:00-10:30 am

AHEAD is thrilled to welcome Haben Girma, J.D. as the opening keynote speaker.

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, discussing the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Haben is a talented storyteller who frames difference as an asset. Because of her disability rights advocacy she has been honored by President Obama, President Clinton, and many others. Haben has been featured extensively in media around the world, including the BBC, NBC, Forbes, NPR, and many more.

Haben Girma, J.D.
Haben Girma, J.D.