|International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference|
Friday, November 10, 2023
|John (left) and Mark Cronin (right)|
We are excited to announce that the son-father duo of John and Mark Cronin will be presenting at Virtual Ability’s International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference on Friday, November 10.
John and Mark exemplify the conference theme, “Do, Create, Live.” Together they created John’s Crazy Socks, the world’s largest sock store and a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They have been named EY’s Entrepreneurs of the Year.
John is not only a 26-year-old entrepreneur, but he has also Down syndrome. He serves as the Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks. Every day, John shows what people with differing abilities can do – more than half his colleagues have a differing ability. John has testified twice before the U.S Congress and spoken at the United Nations.
Together, they create unique customer experiences and have developed a workplace culture that leads to an engaged workforce. And they show their gratitude through their Giving Back program that has raised over $630,000 for their charity partners.
Their session will start with a film about John and his store, and will conclude with a Q and A session. Please join John and Mark in the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability island on Nov 10 at 9:30am SLT.