We hear a lot about ‘diversity and inclusion’ but I think a lot of the focus is often on the diversity element and not enough thought is given to inclusion.
I wouldn’t say I was shocked, exactly, but it was certainly jarring to hear Winston Ben Clements share in a presentation that, where we are commonly told that people have 150 people in their network on average (the topic of other posts elsewhere!), for less able bodied people, the average can be as low as 25.
I wanted to know more; in particular I wanted to find out what gets in the way of less able bodied people developing professional relationships and how we can all adapt our behaviour to shift those statistics. So I interviewed Winston to learn more.