Kate Headley in the 2019 Disability Power 100!

The 2019 Disability Power 100 – Today, 8th October 2019, Kate Headley has been announced as one of the UK’s most influential people with a disability! 

Announced at a reception held at the House of Lords the Disability Power 100 is an inspirational list of the UK’s most influential disabled people who are making a difference to the lives of those with disabilities.


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Chosen from public nominations in a range of categories the final list is selected by a panel of independent judges. 

Kate Headley was shortlisted not only for her work as co-founder of the Clear Company, she is also Founder and Chair of the UK’s ‘Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative’ (RIDI) in 2011.  A successful not for profit movement to increase disability confidence in the UK recruitment industry, RIDI has changed the lives of more than 500,000 people with disabilities since 2011.

Kate has created change and impact through her ability to influence senior business leaders and government and has been instrumental in breaking down the barriers to employment that are faced by many disabled people. 

Kate has Lupus, an auto immune condition requiring regular medication and extra care.  The condition has caused significant sight loss during the last 5 years.

On being named on the shortlist Kate commented “There are so many incredible people that were nominated for this year’s Power 100 and to be included on the shortlist is such an honour.  The impact of major sight loss no longer has to be career ending, our world of technology, innovation and inspirational talented people makes the impossible, possible.”

The full Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List can be found here

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