Disability and intersectionality conversation - part one
Vice chair of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) and multi-award winning international speaker Yasmin Sheikh sits down with Sarah Alonge, diversity and inclusion adviser at the Law Society, to discuss disability and intersectionality.
Yasmin Sheikh is the founder of Diverse Matters, a consultancy in diversity issues and specialising in disability issues in the workplace and a former lawyer.
Yasmin helps organisations empower their workforce to be disability confident through her consultancy services, workshops, coaching and disability focused events. She also helps organisations become more inclusive thereby increasing profitability and improving the retention of staff.
Yasmin is also a multi-award winning international speaker, TEDx speaker, 2018 winner of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, (in association with NatWest) for her work in tackling pre-conceptions about disability, LGBT and ethnic minorities, vice chair of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division and a Council member at the Law Society.
She also recently won Changemaker of the Year awarded by the Professional Speakers' Academy for her work in changing cultures in organisations.