Experience: 5+ years
Education: B.A. in English
Emily Ladau is a communications consultant and disability rights advocate who is passionate about harnessing the power of online platforms as tools for people to be informed and engaged about disability and other social justice issues. Through writing and strategic social media outreach, her career is focused on sparking positive change within the disability community and society at large.
Through experience gained from running her own business, Emily brings a strong background in managing online presence to the Concepts team. She currently supports three U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy initiatives, including the Employer Assistance and Resource Network for Disability Inclusion (EARN), the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and ePolicyWorks. For these initiatives, Emily crafts social media posts and assists in the development and implementation of social media platform growth strategies, such as Twitter chats and live-Tweeting. She is highly skilled in promoting cross-generational, multi-community engagement across social media platforms. In addition, she creates custom content for each of the three initiatives she works on, and writes articles for the EARN newsletter.
Emily has had her writing featured on numerous websites including The New York Times, Salon, and The Huffington Post. Alongside her work as a writer, Emily is an experienced public speaker who has shared her story at conferences and universities, as well as at the U.S. Department of Education. Emily’s writing and public speaking has brought about perspective shifts and encouraged people to understand disability in more positive, accepting, and inclusive ways.
Emily graduated summa cum laude from Adelphi University in 2013 with a bachelor of arts in English. Emily’s communications work is driven by her firm belief that if we want the world to be accessible to people with all types of disabilities, we must make ideas and concepts surrounding disability accessible to the world.