PMIWDC Sunrise Valley Luncheons - Boosting Inclusion at a Workplace by Including Invisible Disabilities


About The Program

Often people think the term, disability, only refers to people using a wheelchair/walker or have a visible disability. In reality, disability is not always visible. It is important to understand invisible disabilities in the workplace because, based on statistics, a significant portion of employees are likely to have one. According to a 2017 study by the Center for Talent Innovation, among white-collar, college-educated employees, 30 percent have a disability. But only 3.2 percent self-identify as having a disability to their employers. And of all employees with a disability, 62 percent have an invisible disability.

About the Speaker

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Loubna Charef

Loubna Charef is an international Industrial & Organizational Psychology consultant, researcher, and project manager who specializes in organizational transformation. Her work was published in leading academic journals, presented at numerous international conferences, and created multiple training programs. Loubna’s areas of expertise include Diversity & Inclusion, Change Management, Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness, and Employee Engagement.

About Sunrise Valley Luncheons

The Sunrise Valley Luncheon Series (formerly the Fairview Park Luncheon Series) is held at Noblis. Noblis has recently relocated its headquarters office to Reston, VA at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive. There is no charge for these events and the event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event if they wish! Networking begins at 11:30am and the presentation runs from 12:00noon - 1:00pm.

Non-Noblis visitors are required to show a picture ID to gain entrance to the facility. Please contact Bill Morris ([email protected]) or King Chau ([email protected]) with any questions regarding this event.

Event Details

Date & Time

4 May 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Event


0.5 Strategic; 0.5 Leadership