Disability

How staff networks can shape the culture

In today’s episode, I chat with Kate Nash about how staff networks can shape the culture and behaviour in organisations with Kate Nash. Staff employee networks/resource groups can have the power to shape and strengthen the culture and behaviours of their organisations. This is done by using the talent, ideas, enthusiasm and knowledge of staff. Shaping the Culture Effective networks can help to create change in organisations, as well to support leaders and managers in implementing change. Sometimes setting up…

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Disability History Month

Disability History Month: The Disability Movement

As part of Disability History Month, I’m delighted to have Steph Cutler on this week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast.  I met Steph when I was working at Imperial College London, and she did some work for me through her organisation – Making Lemonade.  About my guest Steph is the Founder of Making Lemonade, an organisation she set up over 12 years ago after acquiring unexpected sight loss and started experiencing barriers that disabled people face in society –…

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The Mental Impact of Endometriosis

For Endometriosis Awareness Week, this is a special piece about the mental impact of experiencing Endometriosis. I am delighted that Kells Swaby of Endo & U has written this blog for Diverse Minds. I  used to be a Trustee of the Endometriosis She Trust, so this is something I feel passionately about as an ally. Pain and Endometriosis I sit here writing this blog with my faithful Livia (a device that provides drug-free relief from menstrual cramps). It is attached…

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Purple Light UP for IDPD

Eliminating Disability Discrimination: Celebrating Disabled People through The Big Purple Light-Up

Eliminating Disability Discrimination On 3rd December 2018 International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) was celebrated. IDPD was established by the UN in 1992 to recognise the contribution of disabled people. The theme for this year’s IDPD was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Workplaces have a key part to play in removing barriers and enabling equal participation for disabled staff to thrive. It goes beyond being complaint with the law, to actively creating positive systems.  Disability…

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Supporting Universal Design

Supporting Universal Design

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the NADP International Conference in Manchester on the subject of the Calibre Leadership and Development Programme‎. The conference theme was Universal Design (UD) and its benefits to all, it is not a question of addressing impairments, but more about reducing barriers for all and designing amazing buildings, that incidentally win architecture awards too. We all know that in the last 30 years things in the UK have improved for women, LGBQIA communities, BAME and disabled people…

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