The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is Out!

Thu,2 November 2023
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Each year, the Shaw Trust 100 recognises the most influential and impactful Disabled people of the year. The aim of the list is to celebrate the achievements of individuals within our movement and inspire change in the next generation of Disabled people working to improve our society.

One of the aims of the Shaw Trust Foundation is to tackle the disability employment gap by demanding that the achievements of Disabled people are recognised and that society is inclusive. You can view the whole list on their website. 

Disability Rights UK was delighted to learn that the list included many people either currently working within our team, or people we have worked with in the past.  

Members of our Team 

Anna Morell, our Media and Communications Manager, has been nominated in the Media and Publishing category. 

Atif Choudhury, a member of our board, has been nominated in the Community Advocate category. 

Atif said "I couldn't be prouder of this community. Ours is a key for innovation, our differences are a gift to any civil society. This is everyday belonging not because it's inspiring or famous but because it's needed and welcomed!"

And a big congratulations to these individuals, who DR UK has worked with in the past: 

  • Daniel Holt, a previous DR UK board member, has been nominated in Politics and Law category. 
  • Dr Amo Raju O.B.E has been nominated in the Business and Finance category. Dr Raju is the CEO of DPO Disability Direct and was a commissioner with DR UK’s CEO, Kamran Mallick, on the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group Covid Commission this year. 
  • Victoria Austin PhD, who is the Associate Professor of Social Justice and Innovation at UCL and co-founder of the GDI Hub, has been nominated in the Community Advocate category. 
  • James Lee, the head of Total Assets at City Bridge Trust, has been nominated in the Community Advocate category 
  • Adam Hyland, the director of Accessibility and Inclusion at Diversity and Ability (our board member Atif Choudhury’s organisation) has been nominated in the Digital and Tech category 
  • Mette Anwar-Westander, the founder and CEO of Disabled Students UK, has been nominated in the Education category. 
  • Marsha de Cordova MP, someone we have worked alongside in policy work, has been nominated in the Politics and Law category. 
  • Pro Dr Cathy Holloway, an academic, designer, innovator and hopeful human at GDI Hub has been nominated in the Science and Engineering category. 
  • Anne Wafula Strike MBE has been nominated in the Sport category. 
  • Ester Fox, the head of Accentuate Programme, as well as an artist, researcher and cultural consultant at Screen South has been nominated in the Visual Arts, Fashion and Design category. We are proud to have worked with Ester on the Employment programme. 

It goes without saying, of course, that we extend a huge congratulations to every individual who made the list, and those doing this important work nationwide – your achievements are vital building blocks for a more inclusive and equal society.