Leaders who stutter - sharing global
Our 50 Million Voices leaders are people who stutter and allies from different countries - we share ideas and best practice and bring people who stutter, employers and allies together to create change.
Where do our leaders come from?
Africa & Middle East: Ghana, Kenya, South Africa
Americas: Canada, Peru, United States
Asia Pacific: India, New Zealand
Europe: France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom
You can find their contact details here
We are interested in extending our network. Please contact us for a conversation if your country is not included here.
We believe that:
- Stuttering is a different way of speaking
- Stuttering should not be a barrier to getting any job
- Stuttering should not be a barrier to fulfilling our potential
- Organisations are more successful when they embrace stuttering
Our workplace experience
Our leaders work in a wide variety of roles in the public, private and third sectors.
All are active in promoting change for stuttering at work and many are board members of leading stuttering associations in their own countries.
Sharing global to act local
The culture and laws impacting stuttering often differ between countries. Our leaders learn from each other and then decide what action to take locally, using their in-country resources.
The value of honest feedback on initiatives tried out in different countries cannot be overestimated.
For example, when planning our pilot virtual practice interview event, we learnt from the practical and cultural experiences of the
- Ghana Stammering Association (GSA)
- The Indian Stammering Association (TISA)
- Redefining Stammering (UK)
- USA's National Stuttering Association (NSA)
Since then, we have delivered several successful and culturally inclusive practice interview events, with the latest (May 2022) attracting 112 participants from 13 countries.
“50 Million Voices has really helped us get started. It opens the door for international cooperation to empower people who stutter at work. Sharing ideas with people from different cultures and points of view is the best way to come up with innovative ideas.”
Juliette Blondeau & Mounah Bizri, France
“It’s been extremely helpful to collaborate with leaders in stuttering communities around the world. We all see the tremendous benefit of sharing and improving upon the wheel, instead of recreating it”
Pamela Mertz, National Stuttering Association USA