A Different Perspective of Eating at a Meeting

Eating at a Meeting Podcast Episode 112

A Different Perspective of Eating at a Meeting

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I met Becky Kekula a few years ago at a conference about work place inclusion. When we talked about what we both do, I was intrigued by her perspective of eating at a meeting.

As a person with dwarfism, she opened my eyes to yet another approach #eventprofs should consider when designing events, including the food and beverage service.

In her TedX Talk, she says “we live in a society that encourages innovation. And people with disabilities are the most innovative people on the planet. Before leaving the house each day, we are tasked to solve more problems than your average person without a disability.”

It is exciting to think about how innovative #eventprofs and individuals with disabilities could be together in creating inclusive experiences for all.

Listen as Tracy and Becky discuss her perspective of what an inclusive dining experience means for individuals with dwarfism.

Guest Introduction

Becky Kekula is an international TEDx motivational speaker and advocate for inclusion! She also serves as the Disability Equality Index Director at Disability:IN, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. After college, Becky worked for a decade in the entertainment and news media industries. She now works to assist corporate America with advancing disability inclusion. She has spoken at over 300 venues such as companies, government agencies, and schools.

What do safe, inclusive & sustainable food and beverage experiences look like to you?

Health food closer to the front of the counter.

Do you have an example of a situation that negatively effected you and/or other individuals or groups’ food and beverage experience?

Buffets without step stools and not being able to reach my preferred food choices.

What is a best practice you use/or have seen to create safe, sustainable, and inclusive F&B experiences?

Step stools available at buffets

What do you wish people knew about what you do?

It’s important to advocate for inclusion of all disabilities.

Just for fun…What is your favorite food and your favorite drink?

Sushi and iced coffee


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