Shani Dhanda

Shani Dhanda is an award winning disability specialist, social entrepreneur and changemaker. Shani was named as one of the BBC 100 Women List and made top 10 of The Shaw Trust Power 100 List of the UK’s most influential disabled people.

Featured in LinkedIn's largest UK advertising campaign, Shani's first television advert gained her the title of LinkedIn Changemaker. No stranger to TV, she has also appeared on shows including BBC Two’s Nadiya’s Time to Eat with The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain which is now available on Netflix, BBC One’s The Truth About Looking Good and Channel 4’s Divided Britain: The Lockdown Debate.

An established speaker, Shani's delivered her keynote speeches to massive brands such as Google, Virgin Media, Viacom and Houses of Parliament to name a few. 

She is the founder of three initiatives, whcih are: Diversibility, the UK's first fully inclusive platform providing discounts for disabled people

The Asian Disability Network, an educational platform and support network for people who experience multiple types of stigma due to their ethnic and cultural identities.

Alongside these is the Asian Women Festival, the first event to empower and celebrate Asian women.  

Shani regulary contributes in both television and publications, including Channel 4 News, ITV News, Sky News, the BBC Asian Network and has been featured in Financial Times, British Vogue and Sylist. She regulary writes for LinkedIn and has previously written for The Washington Post. 

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