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Build an Inclusive World Where People with Disabilities Can Flourish
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About the book
WINNER: Business Book Awards 2023 - Diversity, Inclusion & Equality
FINALIST: National Indie Excellence Award 2023 - Social/Political Change
For many people with a disability, either visible or invisible, that experience is hard to navigate in the context of work. Champion change, for yourself and others, challenge stigma and become Positively Purple.
Sharing a compelling personal story, Kate Nash offers practical advice for how employers can build environments of trust and support for those with disabilities, how employees with disabilities can advocate for themselves and flourish in the workplace and how those without disabilities can be true allies.
Don't become guilty of the soft bigotry of low expectations when it comes to disabled colleagues, employees and customers. Build disability confidence and help create spaces where people with disabilities feel valued and included.
About the authors
Kate Nash OBE is a change leader with over 30 years' experience in working strategically to effect long term changes in relation to disabled people. She is the creator & CEO of PurpleSpace (www.purplespace.org). Established in 2015 it is the world's only professional development membership hub for disability employee resource groups.
In 2017 she founded #PurpleLightUp, a global movement of disabled people, allies and champions who celebrate the economic contribution of disabled people to the global economy. This takes place on 3rd December each year as a mark of respect to the UN International Day of Disabled People. Prominent landmarks that have been illuminated include The Shard in London, Blackpool Tower, John F Kennedy Airport, Niagara Falls, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Australian Parliament. She is based in London, UK.
- Positively Purple should be required reading for every FTSE 250 CEO. Business leaders need to understand and value 'human capital'. Kate Nash is an expert in helping us recognise the value of every human - including those with disabilities.
- Ian Stuart, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC UK Bank plc