Debra Ruh Founder of Ruh Global Communications Named a Top Digital Influencer

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Strategist for Community of Persons with Disabilities and the Aging Market Spreads Her Message Online

“I am proud to be a strategist and market influencer for the community of persons with disabilities and the aging market,” Debra Ruh, Founder & CEO of Ruh Global Communications

Global Disability inclusion strategist, speaker and author Debra Ruh has been honored as one of Digital Scouting’s Top 100 Digital Influencers.

The honor goes to influencers “that inspire me daily when reading the newest trends on digital transformation,” said Dr. Robin Kiera of Digital Scouting.  “A neutral algorithm calculates who has the most impact online.”

Ruh’s recognition reflects her groundbreaking work in helping companies and others interact positively with employees with disabilities, older employees, clients and customers.

"I am honored to be named as one of the Top 100 Global Digital Influencer Leaders,” Ruh said.  “We can all make the world a better place and we can help our communities by having a positive voice on Social Media.”

“I am proud to be a strategist and market influencer for the community of persons with disabilities and the aging market,” added Ruh, who founded Ruh Global Communications after her daughter, Sara, was born with Down Syndrome.

Debra Ruh has written books, been a keynote speaker, hosted a radio/podcast program and contributed to the Huffington Post while running her company, which she founded in 2013. Ruh Global Communications, or RGC, helps clients reduce compliance and brand risks associated with inclusion and create programs that act as a positive differentiator.

Ruh has worked with “countries, UN agencies, national and multinational firms all over the world, helping then create programs, strategies, and processes that fully include persons with disabilities.”   Her most recent book is Inclusion Branding.

“The goal was to help our clients thrive in this space and empower them to be global problem solvers, champions of change, and transformational leaders of social change,” according to her company’s website.  

Ruh refused to accept the limitations that “experts” put on her daughter. Instead, she set about building “a path to empowerment and success for those with disabilities.”        

Her work has been featured on NPR, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Voice of America Television, Reinvention Radio, Kenya Television, Print and Radio, Barranquilla, Colombia Television, among others.

Her many awards include Dell “Take Your Own Path” Marketing Campaign; American Express Open Campaign; VMFA Muse Award; Dell’s Innovative Business Award; Northrop Grumman’s Community Support Award; Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership Award; Wells Fargo/NAWBO Trailblazer Award; National Association of Women Business Owners “Rising Star” Award; America-China Foundation Social Responsibility Award; SBA Small Business award.

“My goal is to help corporate brands understand why my community adds value to all aspects of society, including the workforce, as customers, taxpayers and shareholders,” Ruh said.  “Bottom line: persons with disabilities and the aging marketplace (baby boomers) want to continue to be contributing members of society. We can have a positive social impact.”

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