A Foot in the Door with Disability Placement Schemes
Elin Williams is a VI Volunteer Coordinator at LOOK UK, and an alumnus of the Change100 internship – a programme of paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring for disabled university students and recent graduates. Through Change 100 I undertook a paid summer placement at the Royal College of Radiologists within their Conference and Programmes team, supporting the organisation of their annual national conference.
“This was my first paid role that really took me out of my comfort zone, involving relocating and working in an area I’d never considered before. It was an invaluable learning experience and I credit the Change 100 internship with directly leading to the volunteering and employment opportunities I’ve had since then.”
Steph runs a disability inclusion consultancy called Making Lemonade. She supports disabled people to get in, and on, in work and co-delivers a highly successful career development programme for disabled colleagues. In addition, she provides training to line managers of disabled colleagues.
An innovative entrepreneur she has won acclaim for her approach and commitment to disability equality as a leadership trainer, coach and professional speaker. Steph made the Shaw Trust’s Disability100 Power list in 2018 and has been a judge on subsequent Power Lists. She is a Clore Social Leadership fellow.
Also joining this session is Kevin Satizabal.