Women in Leadership: A Conversation About the Intersection of Gender and Visual Impairment

top row from left to right: Janni Lehrer-Stein, Kathy Martinez, Stephanae McCoy. Bottom row from left to right: Sam Latif, Neva Fairchild, and the AFB100 logo

Join Us March 18, 2021, at 2 pm Eastern!

In recognition of Women’s History Month and the incredible leadership of Helen Keller, our most famous advocate, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is hosting a Centennial Conversation on “Women in Leadership: A Conversation About the Intersection of Gender and Visual Impairment.” During this panel discussion, learn from a diverse group of women in various leadership roles as they address the key issues facing visually impaired women, the progress that has been made, and what challenges still persist. A live Q&A session will follow the discussion, and attendees will have the opportunity to earn one ACVREP continuing education credit.

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Neva Fairchild, AFB National Aging and Vision Loss Specialist, and President of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)


  • Sam Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at Procter & Gamble
  • Janni Lehrer-Stein, AFB board member and disability rights advocate who has served as senior disability policy advisor to many presidential, gubernatorial, and state election campaigns
  • Kathy Martinez, who recently joined Disability Rights Advocates as President/CEO in March 2021 after having spent six years as SVP, Head of Disability and Accessibility Strategy, for Wells Fargo
  • Stephanae McCoy, founder of Bold Blind Beauty