The Harkin Summit is internationally recognised as a platform that brings together leaders and activists across Business, Government, Philanthropy, the Third and Voluntary Sector, and Academia to highlight and address disability employment issues, showcase best practice and success, build relationships and challenge for change.
This was the first time that the concept of enterprise created by disabled people was included in the international summit, providing a catalyst within the international entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlighting the important role it has to play.
Jacqueline was invited because of her extensive engagement with policy and practice of support for entrepreneurs with disabilities. She provides the secretariat for the UK’s All Party Parliament Group on Inclusive Entrepreneurship (APPGIE) chaired by Dr Lisa Cameron MP.
Jacqueline was asked to talk about her journey and the Inclusive Entrepreneur Network she created which led to the creation of the APPGIE and her being in the privileged position of providing the Secretariat, sharing how disabled people can engage in the political system to inform and improve support for the sector.
Video from Chris Lynch 1in5 media:https://app.frame.io/r/0d4b944f-32cd-4aef-acca-b0460cacd63b
This post has been contributed by Jacqueline Winstanley, Founder & CEO Universal Inclusion & The Inclusive Entrepreneur; Secretariat for Inclusive Entrepreneurship APPG
Picture Credit – Michael Holden, MBE, Chris Lynch – 1in5media, John Ferris – Ulster Bank & Jacqueline Winstanley – Universal Inclusion.