Transforming the world of work for people who stutter
Celebrating International Stuttering Awareness Day 2023
We've just finished an exciting fortnight celebrating International Stuttering Awareness Day - 22 October!
The highlights have included co-delivering virtual sessions with the British Council (twice), BT & the NHS (ELFT) - plus running our own Better Listening event supported by Reach plc, Sage & TSB Bank.
In total, nearly 700 DEI leaders, people who stutter and allies from over 25 countries attended the sessions and explored questions such as:
- How can we raise stuttering awareness?
- How can we create a stuttering inclusive culture?
- How can stuttering voices help us all become better listeners?
- How can we benefit from the global talent pool of 50 Million adults who stutter?
Here are some great bits of feedback:
"We have loved the learning that we gained from collaborating with 50 Million Voices. We've had great feedback from colleagues across the world. Looking forward to more."
Jane Franklin – Interim Global Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - British Council
"As a person who stammers (PWS) and newly qualified Speech and Language therapist (SLT), I found Paul speaking about his research around listeners’ experiences of stammering very interesting."
Amy Stewart – PWS & SLT, UK
"For those of us who do not stutter, it is important to reflect and consider how our 'fluent privilege' can be used as pathways for better understanding and listening.”
Natalie England – Ally, USA
Have a look at our very first Newsletter - and sign up for further editions!
We aim to:
Create a world where everyone who stutters enjoys a fulfilling working life
where organisations benefit from our talents and strengths.
We bring together:
People who stutter from around the world
employers and allies committed to diversity and inclusion.
We work together to:
educate and promote best practice to benefit organisations
their employees and customers.