LAINIE ISHBIA | Gambling On Humanity With An Invisible Disability
Lainie Ishbia is a writer, entrepreneur, and disability advocate born with a rare and progressive neuromuscular disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT).
After receiving a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan, Lainie spent most of her 30+ year career specializing in adolescent girls and women’s self-esteem and body image issues. In 2017, Lainie founded the lifestyle and fashion brand Trend-Able, which provides adaptive fashion and other tools for people living with disabilities so they can look and feel their best. Lainie is also the co-creator of the Embrace It Podcast and the EmBrace It Workshop Series. She has partnered with numerous nonprofits, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies to train employees on disability-related communication and to eradicate negative stereotypes of people with disabilities in the workplace.