What is Billion Strong?

Global identity nonprofit organization meant to unite, elevate and empower the global community of people with disabilities to develop a positive disability identity so that we can come together and create positive change.

Together we can reach this goal!

Our Mission is to connect and empower

We are creating a fully accessible platform that will allow the global community to connect

  • With each other and
  • With corporations
  • With governments and
  • With Disability Persons Organizations

Empowering the community through connection.

Let’s work together

Our Network of Support

Picture of girl and man with down syndrome

Our Values

For the community by the community

  • Identity – How you see yourself and how the world sees you
  • Inclusion and DiversityLiving authentically out loud
  • Accessibility – No barriers
  • Unity – Connecting the community
  • Accountability – Its on us
  • Dignity – Being seen and valued in our personhood

Leadership

Our Team

1

LaMondre Pough

Chief Executive Officer
5

Debra Ruh

Executive Chair

2

Nabil Eid

Chief Strategy officer

3

Rosemary Musachio

Chief Accessibility Officer

4

Jasmin Ambiong

Partnership Development Manager

6

Richard Streitz

Vice Chair

Our Plans

We are changing the world. Here is how we plan to do that:

Global ecosystem for the disability community to empower our community and the DPOs to strengthen our voices so they are heard and valued.  We will focus on building our global community, Disability Identity Pride and empowerment programs.  We will also support more disenfranchised community members like Refuges with Disabilities.

Global, national, and local research solutions: white papers, studies with leading universities, corporations, organizations of DPOs and Leaders with disabilities focusing on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGS) and the advancement of  The (ESG) Environmental, Social, and Governance factors

Marketplace for community of persons with disabilities and people aging into disability by using inclusive and accessible  ecommerce technology and service solutions.  Supporting the community to come together to chat about the most important problems in our community, empowering each other, supporting entrepreneurs with disabilities, and creating a circular economy for our community.

Resources and education for individuals with disabilities and our country partners. professional courses, master classes, apprenticeships, mentoring, coaching sessions, speaking bureau, book publishing, personal branding and industry events. education for all, professional development, and reducing the digital divide by supporting accessible tech, Tech4All, Tech4Good and AI4Good and accessibility education for organizations.

Working with our country DPOs, we will support businesses and companies to create meaningful disability inclusion and accessibility through a shared economy model.  We will also support the other intersections of diversity like women with disabilities, black and brown people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA members with disabilities.

Disability SaaS software, app, AI, NFTs, 4IR fintech and blockchain, and assistive technologies, tools and accommodations/adjustments solutions all will be fully accessible to our community of persons with disabilities. 

Support entrepreneurs with disabilities and social entrepreneurs without disabilities that are creating solutions for the community of persons with disabilities. Entrepreneurial Mentoring, Hackathons, Impact Investing, Certifications, Business Coaching, and Marketing and Communications support.

 With our global partners like Valuable 500, Business Disability Forum, National Organization on Disability, ILO GBDN and other B2B organizations, we will support corporations that want to be accessible and include the community of persons with disabilities to assure our community can be found by organizations wanting to include us as employees, customers, and vendors.

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