Hope you are doing good and enjoying the onset of
winter. I just returned today morning from “Diversity and Inclusion in
Asia” event of community business (http://www.communitybusiness.org/D&Iconf/2012/).
It was a great event where very senior HR and business leaders from
some very reputed firms like google, american express, coca cola,
Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutche bank and many
I got a chance to share what it is to stammer at workplaces in India
(I have video recording of my talk, will ask one of the Delhi SHG
members to upload it as my internet speed is quite slow)..I was quite
pleased to see many Diversity and Inclusion heads and business managers
getting really interested in stammering and many other kinds of
diversities like visual impairment, epilepsy, LGBT, gender issues, age
differences etc . I will be following up with them and hopefully we can
have awareness sessions on stammering at all these workplaces very
soon. I was also impressed by the professionalism with with community
business has been able to “sell” these things to the employers in Asia
and make them come to a paid event. I have really got to learn the art
of speaking in the business language that most of these corporates
understand. I was also able to meet someone who has been the brain
behind many disability movements in Hong Kong and he seemed very
interested in starting a self help movement for pws in Hong Kong.
Hopefully we will be able to find a pws in Hong Kong very soon.
I am looking forward to your support in
helping TISA reach out to these organizations and may be come with me to
some of these sessions so that you can share this workload in future
because as I could very easily see from this event, TISA has a role to
play not just in India but in many other countries in Asia.