All posts by Louise Duffield

Louise Duffield is Vice President of Executive Search and Head of Business Development at GatedTalent, who helps senior level executives engage with leading recruiters globally. Louise is a Non-Executive Director for a Not for Profit organization, Connate, that offers support and advocacy for families that have been affected by the Teratogenic substances. Louise is a passionate writer on the topic of disability in the workplace and believes boards have a duty to become more representative of the society with live in today. Louise has over 15 years of expertise building brands and restoring revenue & profit in retail, luxury cosmetics and technology settings. Throughout her career in sales management, Louise has transformed struggling businesses to deliver double digit profit increases. Louise holds a BA in Modern History & Politics, and an LLB from the University of Law in London Bloomsbury. Louise also completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2015.

Breaking Down the Walls to Disability in the C-suite – by Louise Duffield

Overcoming obstacles to the integration of disabled people in the C-Suite should be at the top of every board agenda. Often, I hear about diversity, but diversity efforts alone do not  deal with the challenges facing disabled senior executives or aspiring leaders. These challenges can be addressed, and leaders have a responsibility to turn around the stigma surrounding disability in the C-suite.

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