During this free webinar, Ellie Simmonds well share her thoughts on:
- How her ambition and determination to succeed has never been hampered by either her youth or her disability.
- How to ensure authentic inclusive recruitment and workplace diversity
- Potential recruitment barriers for someone with a disability and how companies can eliminate these
Ellie Simmonds is a record-breaking British Paralympic swimmer who won four Olympic Gold medals before the age of 20. Born with achondroplasia, a genetic form of dwarfism, Ellie took up swimming at the age of 5, becoming part of Team GB at just 13. Since joining the team, she has won a total of eight Olympic medals, including five gold medals.
Ellie’s hard work and determination, in accordance with swimming, has landed her a number of awards and titles. In 2008, Ellie was awarded BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year and in 2009 she was the youngest recipient of an MBE, at just 14 years old. Since then, Ellie has been awarded Best British Sporting Performance for an Athlete with Disability (2011) at the Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards. She is a patron for a number of organisations, including the Dwarf Sports Association UK and in 2013 she was awarded an OBE for her services to the sport and charity work.
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