On Monday morning I was happily surprised to get an email telling me that I am a finalist in the National Awards for Disability Leadership, in the social impact category. These awards are run by the Disability Leadership Institute.
I work with so many incredible disabled people, organisations and allies, and I have the best family and friends – I couldn’t do what I do alone. I appreciate you.
My aim in everything I do is to amplify disabled people’s voices, ensure we all get paid fairly, and show that disability not a bad thing – it’s community, culture and identity. I also advocate for face equality, and for accessible contents and events.
A huge thanks to the person who nominated me, and to everyone who has supported my work.
Congratulations to all of the brilliant finalists:
Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Ben Clare
- Margherita Coppolino
- Karleen Plunkett
- Marlene Khouzam
- Heidi La Paglia Reid
- Akii Ngo
- Dr Lucy Mercer-Mapstone
- Together: Access and Inclusion Training
- Down Syndrome Australia – Inclusive Communication Project
- Robert King
- James Parr
- Carly Findlay OAM
- Shane Hryhorec
- Jessica Horner
- Lisa Cox
- Jenny Smith
- Jessi Hooper
- Megan Spindler Smith
- Sarah Joyce
- Natalia Stawyskyj
- Andy Jackson
- Michelle Taylor-Holmes
You can read more info about the finalists on the Disability Leadership Institute’s website.
Winners are announced on the Disability Leadership Institute’s website on 3 December.
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Carly Findlay OAM
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