Two leaders from Special Olympics Great Britain, athlete Katie Day from Birmingham and C.E.O. Michelle Carney based in London, will present as a Unified team at the Dial Global Virtual Summit on diversity and inclusion on 24 September 2020 at 3pm BST/10am EST. The summit is a live two-day event featuring 11 panel discussion sessions with 44 C.E.O.s and senior executives from a range of leading global organizations such as The Premier League, Verizon Media and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Dial Global is an organization dedicated to working with and inspiriting business leaders to honor and celebrate diversity in everything they do. Their message resonates with Katie, who is Secretary of the Special Olympics Great Britain athlete leadership team. Swimming and skiing are currently her main sports and she has also trained and competed in table tennis, badminton, basketball and athletics.
Katie joined Special Olympics at the age of 12 and says that before then, she often felt like an outcast at school. As an athlete and leader, she has since gained confidence in herself and her ability to help others. “I always knew I had something to say and now I’m using my voice to spread inclusion.”
Alongside leaders from Yahoo! Finance and Rugby League World Cup 2021, Katie and Michelle will participate in a panel titled Focusing on Ability: Looking past the visible and invisible disabilities to focus on what matters. Michelle, who sits on the Dial Global steering committee on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, is excited to present at such a large and prestigious forum. “Katie will be amazing on this panel. Her energy is infectious. I believe this panel will not only be positive for Special Olympics Great Britain but for the movement as a whole.”
Registration is free and tickets are available now.