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Although Chad E. Foster lost his eyesight as a teenager, that didn’t stop him from becoming an executive for Red Hat, the world’s largest open-source software company and securing over $45 Billion in contracts throughout his career. Chad believes he is not successful in spite of being blind, but rather because he’s blind.
When most people were preparing for the adventure of adult life, Chad E. Foster was watching the world he grew up in fade to black. But that didn’t stop him from becoming the first blind person to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program and climbing the corporate ladder. With determination, ambition, and drive, he created what Oracle said would be impossible - he gave millions of people the ability to earn a living by becoming the first to create customer relationship software for the visually impaired.
As a successful corporate executive, international motivational speaker, and the author of Blind Ambition™, Chad uses his gift of going blind to teach and inspire us to thrive with change, create a more resilient leadership culture, and invite diversity to drive business innovation.