The Perito Prize welcomes 3 new judges for the 2020 competition. Find out more about them in this article.
Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of The Valuable 500 – a catalyst for an inclusion revolution that exists to position disability equally on the global business leadership agenda.
Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion.
Her latest initiative, The Valuable 500, is a campaign to get 500 businesses to commit to put disability inclusion on their leadership agendas. Launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit in 2019, Casey succeeded in bringing disability inclusion onto the main stage at DAVOS for the first time ever with the support of global business leaders.
The Valuable 500 is supported by a host of global leaders including Sir Richard Branson, and Paul Polman, and global brands including Microsoft and Sky.
Caroline is also a TED speaker, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, a past advisor for the Clinton Global Initiative, a One Young World Counsellor and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Check out here website here www.thevaluable500.com
You can hear more from Caroline on the Perito podcast.
Abby was the winner of the 2019 Perito Prize with the story ‘Leg User’, inspired by a family friend whose accessibility trials and tribulations could form a novel (if only she had the time to write it!) She heads up the Equalities Team at the London Fire Brigade, working with staff to create inclusive cultures across London’s fire stations. She is an avid outdoor swimmer, enjoys creative writing and lives in London with her partner and their poodle, Debs.
Check out Abby’s appearance on the Perito podcast too.
Gavin’s background with Guide Dogs UK as a Mobility Instructor for 18 years led him to building a comprehensive knowledge of visual impairment and the wider disability sector along with an ever increasing interest in assistive technology. His mission is to create a truly scalable and sustainable organisation that provides solutions to the challenges faced by our society. He wants to build smart solutions based on the challenges disabled people face every day.
Neatebox have two key products. The Welcome App and Button. Which you can find out more about here https://www.neatebox.com.
You can also catch Gavin discussing his work and products on the Perito ‘Our World. Without Boundaries’ Podcast.