Employment Officer, Advocate for Young People with Disabilities
Jodie is a 24-year-old Londoner who is passionate about supporting her local community. She has become an ambassador for young people with learning disabilities sharing her personal experiences at City Hall and on BBC Radio London and as a member of London Youth’s Youth Advisory Board. Jodie was given the chance to complete a supported internship at beauty brand L’Oréal and subsequently she was offered a job at the charity Action on Disability. Working as an employment officer she’s creating relationships with employers to ensure there are more employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Why Jodie is Fighting for Equal Opportunities
Disabled people are four times as likely to be unemployed as the non-disabled. Many are not being given the opportunity to show what they have to offer facing barriers to finding employment. Jodie knows this from personal experience, she overcame these challenges and is now taking a stand to ensure young people with disabilities are given more equal employment opportunities. She won’t be stifled by systems; she reaches out directly to chief executives to bring about change for other young people like her.