Total loan: $3,000


Rochester, NY, United States / Services

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A loan helped a Deaf Motivational Speaker and consultant coach companies in diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Antonietta's story

While attending one of America’s best colleges in the nation at Rochester Institute of Technology, I was an executive board member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and their master of ceremonies speaker for two years. I am currently RIT’s Women Legacy Leaders for 2014. This SPARKED my public speaking passion (but I didn’t know it yet!). I appeared on TEDXRochester where I was determined to bring to light the challenges of following my passions in a world created for hearing people. I highlighted the potential that accessibility provides for everyone to benefit. I followed my passion to be a keynote speaker and consult others about awareness for diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace to increase employee morale which in turn, builds profit for the company. I am actively bridging the gap between the Deaf and the Hearing community locally by hosting monthly “Deaf Coffee Chat” where percentage of the proceeds supports advocacy for the Deaf and Education for the Hearing Community.