Imagine a Chicago region where everyone has access to lead

Congratulations 2021 Fellows!

2 rows of 8, 16 total, headshots of fellows of various races, disabilities, and genders. The headshots are all illustrated in a simple artsy digital style.

See the full announcement at our blog: Building Disability Leadership into 2021.

We are better when we are inclusive

But a community cannot be fully inclusive until all of its members have equal participation and equal opportunity to lead.

When people with disabilities are among our most powerful and influential leaders, we all stand to gain—we become greater together.

We are creating a Chicago region where people with disabilities:

GROW—Read about our Leadership Institute

CONNECT—Read about our Members Network

LEAD—Read about our Civic Connections Project

But we can't do it without you

Learn how you can get involved.

About us

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership has a bold vision for a more inclusive Chicago region.