Women and Leadership Speaker Series
Event Title: April 5: Kelley Brooks SimoneauxOrganization: EI-LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC AFFAIRSApril 5: Kelley Brooks Simoneaux is an attorney and disability rights advocate based in Washington, DC. She is the founder of The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm, PLLC where she represents individuals following a spinal cord injury. Kelley has committed her professional life to helping those with spinal cord injuries after she became a T-12 paraplegic as a passenger in a car wreck when she was 16 years old. When Kelley is not in the courtroom, she is fighting for greater accessibility in transportation. After being denied a ride in an Uber due to her wheelchair, she began a national campaign called Wheel2Ride, focused on education and policy change in accessibility and inclusivity for Transportation Network Providers (TNPs). She also serves as the Director of Law and Advocacy for www.SPINALpedia.com, an online video mentoring platform for individuals with spinal cord injuries and is on the Board of Directors for the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, an independent living center serving people with disabilities in Northern Virginia, and Wheel of Happiness, a nonprofit which provides wheelchairs and medical supplies to underserved communities around the world. Kelley is the mom to a 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. She enjoys traveling the world with her family and uses any rare moment alone to practice adaptive yoga or rock climb.
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00am to 12:00pm