This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Watch Now

WorkPride 2023: How Can We Better Support People with Disabilities?

People with disabilities face challenges and obstacles that often go overlooked or aren't considered by the rest of the community. Over the course of this panel, we'll hear from people with disabilities about how they've navigated the world, their experiences and stories, as well as advice on how we can be better allies and ensure that we are including people with disabilities when we ensure our workplaces are diverse and inclusive. Register now! 

- Join the next WorkPride 2023 event hereWorkPride 2023: LGBTQ+ Influencers

Sponsored by: Danaher and Synechron
DanaherSynechron inclusive employer


  • M
    Saski .
    Saski .
    LGBTQ+ Inclusion Specialist Consultant
    Saski is a well established LGBTQIA+ Inclusion training consultant in both schools and the workplace. She is also a Life Coach and Mentor,  Official PRIDE Host, Interviewer for Podcast, Radio and online. Panel Moderator and Singer.  Saski’s mission is to positively spotlight the LGBTQIA+ community through these various strands of her work and create environments where everyone can be their true authentic self.  In addition she is also a Pride ambassador for Pride Life Magazine, and a PRIDE365 Champion. Saski has the unique ability to be versatile on a wide range of subjects, whilst engaging both her audiences and panellists, bringing about the best conversations for education and awareness. Humour meets grace and knowledge meets’s what Saski does best.  A keen advocate for positive promotion and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and all, Saski has appeared on several BBC TV and Radio shows and panels, promoting inclusion. She has also worked closely with a variety of charities and organisations, as an LGBTQ+ Inclusion trainer, interviewer, and Host.  Collaborations include Inclusive Companies, MyGwork,, Diva Magazine, Pride Life Magazine and various UK PRIDE’s, Mermaids and Diversity Role Models Youth charities, Clexacon, The British Youth Council and P3 Parenting Network to name but a few.  
Find out more here  and follow Saski on Facebook & Instagram @Saskisinger & on Twitter @Saskisinger1
  • Christine Aurigemma
    Christine Aurigemma
    Sr. Manager Diversity Sourcing
  • M
    Tim Dee FCCA FRSA
    Tim Dee FCCA FRSA
    As an accomplished ESG and Sustainability Practitioner, I have extensive UK and international experience in sustainability and financial reporting standards. I led on the development and implementation of the strategy, policy, governance, and disclosure for ESG and financial reporting matters. I worked across the UK, European and US corporate sectors as well as for the professional accounting body, ACCA. Throughout my career, I have held various roles where I delivered major policy and reporting developments across ESG / sustainability reporting and technical accounting (IFRS, UK and US GAAP). This has included technical policy and standards development to embed best practice in ESG and sustainability across organisations. I led major developments and policy discussions to inform sustainability disclosures and accounting standards across the UK, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, and the Americas. I worked in partnership with major accounting stakeholders, firms, and groups as well as with the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC), HMRC, as well as the British and Irish Governments, European Commission, FASB, and the SEC. I influenced public policy in reporting and compliance while also providing in-depth training and technical support to colleagues and stakeholders. I enjoy building, training, and managing a team to deliver organisational objectives and be a positive advocate for policy development and disclosures in ESG reporting. I have also held roles within technical accounting fields including implementing new accounting standards such as IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, IFRS 16 Leases, and deployment of other IFRS and US GAAP changes. I have the interpersonal and communication skills to build long term relationships internally and externally while also promoting compliance, best practice, risk management, and policy development with major stakeholders. I often speak on my lived experiences of mental health disability and neurodiversity.
  • Paul Wilden
    Paul Wilden
    Senior Managing Director, Senior Advisor, Senior Consultant, Fellow LIBF, Chartered Companion CMI, NED, Trustee
    Professional Experience - Global c-suite/ senior MD in Capital Markets (bonds/ loans/ structured finance). Asia, Africa, LATAM and Europe expert. Lived Experience - born with one ear missing (Microtia Atresia) and profoundly deaf on right side. I’ve found a way to leverage my lived experience in a positive way through board positions with Smile Asia and FEI. Focused on raising awareness through sharing my experiences growing up and living with one ear. CMgr CCMI, Member of the Board of Companions CMI. FCIB; Fellow LIBF
  • Hasitha Illa
    Hasitha Illa
    Associate - Recruitment Operations
  • Meenu Bhambhani
    Meenu Bhambhani
    State Street
    Meenu Bhambhani is the VP and Head of Corporate Citizenship & Global Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (GIDE), APAC at State Street. She is a D&I professional with over two decades of experience in the area of human development with specialisation in social policy. She is responsible for oversight of all Corporate Citizenship and Global Inclusion and Diversity programmes throughout the Asia Pacific Region that covers 12 locations. Prior to joining State Street Meenu spent over a decade at Mphasis, a global IT conglomerate where she was instrumental in creating opportunities that provided high profile recognition opportunities for their programs especially around addressing systemic challenges to disability inclusion. Her early career was spent working with the World Bank and non-profit sector on research and disability advocacy. She is an alumunus of International Ford Foundation Fellowship and holds a Masters in Disability and Human Development from University of Illinois at Chicago. She strongly self-identifies herself at many intersections of disability – professional, woman and South Asian origin Indian with a disability. She is well recognized nationally and internationally with prominent recognitions being President’s National Award in the category of Best Individuals Promoting Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in 2010; received special recognition at NASSCOM for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion; Received APAC Disability Award in Marketplace Category for Innovative Programmes in Disability Inclusion through CSR. Most recently she was the finalist for Community Business’ D&I Campion of Change Award, 2022.
Share this

myGwork is best used with the app