Thriving with an Invisible Disability in Finance and Business

The University of Connecticut School of Business is proud to present the EQUITY NOW Speaker Series, featuring expert insights on how law and policy can promote diversity, equity, and fairness in organizations and society.

We invite you to join us on Monday, April 15, at 5 p.m. ET, for the next speaker, Lawrence Deju-Wiseman, Executive Director & Global Head of Strategic Initiatives at Morgan Stanley in London, for his talk, “Thriving with an Invisible Disability in Finance and Business.” Please register here for this online event.

Over one billion people worldwide live with a disability, and 88% percent of persons with invisible disabilities choose not to disclose them at work in order to avoid stigma and discrimination. Lawrence will share his personal story about living with an invisible disability and show how persons with invisible disabilities can thrive in hiring, career progression, and leadership. Lawrence will also discuss the legal, commercial, and ethical imperatives for organizations to support persons with individual disabilities, and show how new technologies and practices are transforming how companies think about persons with disabilities in their workforce. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and is for anyone who is interested in how persons with disabilities can thrive in modern organizations.

Lawrence Wiseman is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in London, where he is Global Head of Strategic Initiatives within the Non-Financial Risk team. After graduating with a BA in environmental science at Washington University in St Louis, Lawrence received his LLB and LLM at Queen Mary, University of London. Lawrence then joined PwC’s Forensic Services practice, where he dual qualified as an ICAEW chartered accountant and a New York qualified attorney. From 2011 - 2020, Lawrence sat as a criminal court magistrate, covering general matters and specializing in Proceeds of Crime Act and domestic violence cases. In 2018, Lawrence was named Young Compliance Officer of the Year at the annual Compliance Platinum Awards, and has frequently spoken on financial services governance at industry conferences. He has held previous roles within compliance teams at HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and BP.

The EQUITY NOW Speaker Series is produced by University of Connecticut School of Business in coordination with the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Virginia Tech Pamplin School of Business, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Boston University Questrom School of Business, and Temple University Fox School of Business. Each of the speakers to be featured during the 2023-24 academic year are esteemed experts focused on legal and policy issues related to equity in modern organizations.

For more information about the series, please contact Robert Bird, Professor of Business Law and Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics, at

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