Tue, 21 Nov|
Online via Zoom
The Equality Hour - The Silent Disability
For many, diversity, inclusion and equality have become something to be scared of. Well not anymore! The Equality Hour is here to demystify these sometimes complex topics welcoming everyone into the conversation. Jess Heagren is joined by Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach.
Time & Location
21 Nov 2023, 09:30 – 10:30
Online via Zoom
About the event
The Silent Disability: Overcoming Career Challenges
Nicola Askham will be talking about her silent disability, the challenges she has faced throughout her career and how she has overcome them.
There are many misconceptions surrounding disabilities. For example, some assume that all disabilities are visible, but that couldn’t be more incorrect.
It is not uncommon for those with disabilities to experience discrimination in some way throughout their lives. Through disability awareness, the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding those with disabilities can be brought to the forefront. When these are gone, attitudes and behaviors become more positive and impactful.
Starting with Yourself
Digging deeper to create a better understanding is a powerful way to raise awareness. It is simply not enough to only recognize that discrimination against people with disabilities is wrong. There must be a greater awareness within each person to distinguish between good and poor practices.
As an employer and active member of society, acknowledging that everyone is unique is the first step. As much as each person is different, there are similarities too. Everyone wants to feel accepted and valued.
Awareness creates empathy; so, when you try to understand one another, it will stop that stereotyping mindset and create an inclusive and safe environment. By self-educating, you can find ways to create change and spread the word to others.
This will be such an insightful episode, come and join in with the conversation!