My name is Jourdan Saunders if you follow me on LinkedIn you will rarely read about my story.
I use my platform to amplify first-person stories of people with disabilities through direct quotes.
I share articles, websites, and information related to disability inclusion, accessibility, and ways that we can continue to push the conversation forward everyday. It is an action that we choose to take.
I learn through listening to others, my commitment to learn more, reading, communicating, asking questions, and many other ways.
When I was a practicing Speech Language Pathologist, I listened to children and adults with different disabilities that I worked with and they shared with me how they did not feel included in the community. As I did more therapy in the community, it allowed me to see the need for disability inclusion beyond, just the lens of my therapy room. I started The Resource Key to help build or rebuild brand marketing strategies with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) embedded. The priority is ensuring people with disabilities are included. All the work is grounded in inclusive impact branding and community.
As the CEO and Founder of The Resource Key any client that I work with I seek to ensure they are committed to not just checking off a box, but truly committed to moving the conversation forward, putting in actions daily, and going beyond the training. Sometimes we think of really big things, but there are small ways too that you can move the conversation and make an impact. I hope one day we will not have to have a separate conversation about disability inclusion.
"My definition of Inclusion [action]: our daily habits."