Media & Podcasts
In 2020, reachAbility’s CEO Tova Sherman released her new book “Win, Win, Win! The 18 Inclusion-isms You Need To Become A Disability Confident Employer.” The book, which is available now on Amazon and in our own 100% Store, contains 18 thoughtful and practical key principles (or “isms’“, as Tova calls them) that will put your organization on the path to a more inclusive and accessible future.
If you’d like to learn more about “Win, Win, Win” and Tova’s approach to inclusion in action, check out some of media features below where Tova talks about her personal experiences with disability, her history as a leader in the fields of accessibility and inclusion, and what it takes to become a truly disability confident employer.
Halifax Business Voice
In their cover story on Disability, Equity, Accessiblity, and Inclusion, Business Voice speaks with our CEO Tova Sherman and three other local DEA&I thought leaders.
Beacon College’s Difference Makers
In 2022, Beacon College presented Tova with a Difference Maker Award, and recorded this excellent profile on Tova and her experiences with neurodiversity.
Industry Week Magazine
Writer Adrienne Selko profile’s Tova’s efforts to turn all employers into disability confident bosses in this article for Industry Week Magazine.
Writer Marika Devan speaks with Tova about changing the travel industry to make it more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
Tova speaks with enRoute’s Lisa Kadane about the “monetization of disability”, and how it has led to positive changes in the travel industry.
CEO World Magazine
In this article, Tova looks at the importance of inclusive onboarding, and how talented team members are increasingly drawn to companies with reputations for inclusivity.
AT Banter Podcast
Join the three hosts of AT (Assistive Technology) Banter Podcast as they talk with Tova about reachAbility’s history and mandate, and the importance of living by the organizational motto “no one goes no where”.
Writer Rich Mayor talks with Tova and others about the obstacles and rewards involved when hiring neurodivergent workers.
Geeks Geezers and Googlization
Join host Ira Wolfe LIVE on May 19th at 2:30AST as he and Tova talk about including persons with disabilities in our plans around remote working.
The Experimental Leader
Join host Melanie Parish as she talks with Tova about why so many workplaces exclude persons with disabilities, and how employers can change this today.
5th Halifax Chamber Wonder Women Conference
Tova was very proud to speak at this year’s Wonder Women conference, addressing many of the themes she wrote about in “Win, Win, Win”, including stigma and resilience.
Amie’s Book Reviews
Five out of five stars!
“Perfection. This should be required reading not only for business people, but also for everyone serving in any elected position whether in government or in any other organization.”
Want to run a disability confident business or agency? Start right by onboarding new employees with disabilities the right way, with Tova’s three tips.
Authoring Life Podcast
Listen as Tova joins host Alicia Dunams on the Authoring Life podcast (Episode 27) to share her nine leadership lessons and dispel some of the myths that surround inclusion in the workplace.
The Small Business Radio Show
Tova talks with Barry Moltz about where to begin when hiring and managing employees with disabilities. (Tova’s segment begins at 19:45)
Insatiably Curious Podcast
In this episode of the Insatiably Curious Podcast, Tova speaks with host David Gee about practical steps towards building a more inclusive workplace, and about the attitudinal barriers that can impede our progress.
Tova talks with Authority Magazine’s Tyler Gallagher about the “5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society”.
As part of their Changing America series, The Hill published this essay by Tova entitled “So You Want a Diverse Workforce? Then Truly Welcome People With Disabilities”. While this article takes a look at the US, the challenges, and solutions, apply to Canada as well.
Halifax Chamber of Commerce
In February of 2021, Tova appeared as part of the HCC’s panel discussion: “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Untapped Labour Market”, as an expert on maximizing inclusion and labour potential.
Canadian HR Reporter
CHRR’s John Dujay speaks with Tova about the employment needs of persons living with disabilities and the unconscious bias exhibited by so many well-meaning employers.
Employee Benefit News
EBN’s Amanda Shiavo interviewed Tova about the barriers to employment faced by people living with disabilities. They also discuss five of the most important “isms” found in “Win, Win, Win!”, and the impact each of these practical resolutions can have on a growing organization.