Verizon Media & Kaleidoscope Society
“I am passionate about mentoring because I believe everyone has a unique gift to contribute to the world. I would not be where I am today without the mentors who have taken the time to listen, coach, and most importantly believe in me. I am determined to pay it forward by continuing to dispel stigma around mental health and disability. I want the next generation to feel valued for their unique gifts and empowered to contribute their full potential in the workplace and in their communities.”
We are proud to induct Margaux Joffe into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
Margaux Joffe is an award-winning producer, advocate and Director of Accessibility Marketing at Verizon Media.
After living with undiagnosed ADHD for 29 years, Margaux founded Kaleidoscope Society, an empowering community for women with ADHD. The project has empowered thousands of people in over 100 countries through storytelling and expert advice.
Margaux went on to found the technology industry’s first Neurodiversity Employee Resource group at Yahoo / Verizon Media, with a mission to empower all minds in the workplace. In two years she scaled the group to a global network of peer support for employees in over 35 offices around the world.
In 2018, Margaux spearheaded The Disability Collection, a landmark partnership between Verizon Media, The National Disability Leadership Alliance and Getty Images to change the representation of disability in the media. The initiative has engaged over 200,000 photographers globally and generated inclusive stock images that have been downloaded by over 5,000 businesses.
Margaux publicly advocates for disability inclusion, and has presented at the United Nations, the International Conference on ADHD, the Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability & Technology, Harvard School of Public Health, Cornell University Institute on Disability and Employment, Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness, IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Her work has been featured in Forbes, VICE, Teen Vogue, PopSugar, Fast Company; and recognized by the Webby Awards, the D&AD Impact Awards and The Shorty Social Good Awards. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and is trained in documentary storytelling as a tool for social change.