We're a global not for profit organization that's rebranding disability through achievement. We do that by attracting, preparing, and connecting high potential university students and alumni who happen to have disabilities for scholarhips, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, and full time careers with our corporate partners - the world's leading corporations.
Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world’s leading corporations.
Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.
Lime Connect was founded as a not for profit corporation in March of 2006 to represent a fresh, out-of-the-box business approach in the disability talent space.
Lime Connect Fellows outline of "The Cycle of Lime"
Lime Connect was founded by Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and PepsiCo. We are also proud to have IBM as a global partner sourcing talent in the U.S. and Canada and Google, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, JP Morgan, PwC, Unilever and our newest partner Microsoft as partners in the U.S. Following a series of successful pilot events, Lime Connect Canada was founded in May of 2009, and partners include Bell, BMO, CIBC, IBM Canada and TD. PepsiCo's founding partnership status provides them with access to the Canada talent pool as well.
Our results-oriented focus includes the following:
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program - our premier, targeted program in the U.S. designed for high-potential current sophomores/rising juniors who happen to have disabilities at leading universities across the country.
Lime Connect Canada Corporate Recruitment Events - targeting current students, and alumni, with disabilities for internship, summer, co-op and full time positions.
Lime Connect Corporate Recruitment Receptions in the U.S. - targeting current students, and alumni, with disabilities for internship, summer, co-op and full time positions.
Lime Connect Scholarship Programs - co-branded scholarships provided by our corporate partners support the studies of students with disabilities and often include an internship.
The Lime Network - our broader virtual program that prepares and connects students, and alumni, with disabilities for career success regardless of their geographic location.
Lime Connect is also grateful to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for the firm's service as our global pro bono legal counsel, and to Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP for their service as our Canada pro bono legal counsel.