Early Career Talent Accelerator Application

The Disability:IN Early Career Talent Accelerator was designed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. The program strives to ensure that professionals with disabilities are provided comparable professional development opportunities as their peers in Corporate America, taking into account the specific contextual and cultural factors that an individual’s disability identity might play in their career journey.


The 12-week hybrid program combines self-paced content with virtual instruction over the first 11 weeks before culminating with an in-person capstone learning session and graduation at the 2024 Disability:IN Global Conference & Expo. The curriculum provides carefully crafted and curated content that is culturally contextualized to consider the experiences of professionals with disabilities as well as being appropriate and adequate to the development needs of early career professionals (individual contributors or first-time supervisors).


Program Eligibility


The Early Career Talent Accelerator is a competitive, nomination-based program that is open for both self-nominations and nominations by others. Participants will be selected by a Selection Committee which will choose participants based upon careful consideration of a program candidate’s career accomplishments to date and projectable potential to benefit from the program. A maximum of 25 program participants will be selected to participate in the pilot 2024 Early Career Talent Accelerator cohort.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must identify as a person with a disability based upon the United Nations’ definition of disability
  • Must be a U.S.-based salaried employee of a Disability:IN Corporate Partner
  • Possess 3-7 years of professional, post-graduation career experience
  • Minimum of 2 years with current employer
  • Must commit to attend/participate in all components of the program, including in-person attendance at the 2024 Disability:IN Global Conference & Expo (July 15-18 in Las Vegas)
Please note that the nomination form below must be completed in a single session – it cannot be saved and returned to later as all progress will be lost if you close the browser. It is recommended that you review all of the questions below and that you gather all needed information and materials for the nominee prior to beginning the nomination process. It is also recommended that you draft responses to the open text essay questions (Questions 20-22) in a separate Word or Google document and copy/paste those responses into this form. 

A response of “Yes” to all items above is required to be eligible for the Early Career Talent Accelerator. If you answered “No” to any of these items, the nominee is not currently eligible for the program and it is recommended that you do not continue completing this application.


Nominations will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received with selection decisions made on a first-come, first-served basis until all 25 spots are filled, so early nominations are highly encouraged.

By selecting  'Continue' you agree to the terms and are OFFICIALLY submitting your nomination form. 

Once you submit the application, a confirmation email with a copy of your responses will be sent to the email address you provided. Please download and save a copy for your records.