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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion: Disability in the Workplace

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Did you know that 1 billion people live with some form of disability? How many disabled people do you see at work? If you don’t work with them, then where are they employed?

Led by SENsational Consultancy, this panel will discuss the often unspoken realities of living with disabilities, from inclusive practices in the workplace to the truth about raising a child with physical and mental challenges.

Join us on 29th November, in the lead up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December), to hear from individuals who have excelled beyond their cognitive, developmental and physical impairments. This is a chance to find out how to overcome common misconceptions about working alongside people with disabilities. The aim is to delve a little deeper into our own unconscious bias, and to learn how to positively shift our mindset, workforce, and community in the process.

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  • Kim Anderson, Founder and Coordinator, Special Needs Network Hong Kong
  • Urszula McCormack, Partner and Regulatory Specialist, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Faridé Shroff, Founder and Director, SENsational Consultancy
  • Jess Shek, General Secretary, Hong Kong Blind Union; Internal Communications, KPMG

This event will also feature a special performance by Jezrael Lucero, a blind prodigy musician who is not only a tremendous jazz pianist, but also a singer, arranger, drummer, bassist, and guitarist.

Panelist Bios

Faridé Shroff, Founder and Director, SENsational Consultancy

Faridé has over 30 years of experience working with people who have disabilities. She started SENsational Consultancy to share her expertise by applying successful inclusion practices in companies throughout APAC. Although her role has evolved from a special needs teacher to a corporate trainer, her primary aim remains the same: to nurture a diverse and inclusive community for people of all abilities.


Urszula McCormack, Partner and Regulatory Specialist, King & Wood Mallesons

Urszula serves as Co-Chair of KWM’s Pro Bono Committee, Co-Head of KWM Recruitment and Women in Law HK’s Head of Pro Bono. In the social impact arena, Urszula advises on forced migration-related issues including human trafficking and predatory lending. She is passionate about diversity and works to share successful ways to create an inclusive workforce.


Jess Shek, General Secretary, Hong Kong Blind Union and Internal Communications, KPMG
Jess Shek was born entirely blind, and her life mission is to help more people understand the abilities of the visually impaired. She is the Secretary of the Hong Kong Blind Union, a self-help organisation. With a master's degree in translation and a bachelor's degree in communications, she now works full-time within KPMG Internal Communications team.

Kim Anderson, Founder and Coordinator, Special Needs Network Hong Kong

Kim founded Special Needs Network Hong Kong as a platform for parents of children with disabilities to connect, support, empower and share information. As a mother to a young adult with Cerebral Palsy, Kim is constantly working to support the growth of individuals with special needs. She is currently collaborating with her daughter and a team to develop a “well-being program” for young people with disabilities.



About SENsational Consultancy:

SENsational Consultancy exists to enable equal opportunities for people with disabilities (diff-abilities). It provides corporate training, inclusive workshops, simulation experiences and social events for companies, whilst also offering mentorship programmes and ongoing support for people with disabilities. It is the first company in Hong Kong to offer English-speaking corporate training, specifically tailored for the disability sector. It works to solve problems surrounding societal exclusion by implementing the positive impacts of awareness, acceptance, diversity and inclusion.


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