Julie McElroy is to champion Disability & Equality In Enterprise Scotland.
Julie is currently a final year PhD student based within the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland, (UWS). Julie from Glasgow, was born both profoundly deaf and with Cerebral Palsy, which affects the messages sent between the brain and the muscles, which affects her movements and coordination.
The Disability & Equality In Enterprise Scotland is establish to promote and encourage disability entrepreneurship in Scotland. Julie has set out a steer commitment to ensure enterprise organisations and governing bodies do more to assist people with disabilities to set-up their enterprise idea.
Julie previously worked with the Scottish Government on Scotland CAN DO and this vision was set-out; together, across the public, private and third sectors, we articulated a collective-impact approach through which we would unleash the economic potential of our nation.
Now is the time to set clearly that physical impediment should not be in any form an inhibitor to being a part of the journey towards becoming a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation. This outline marks the start of an exploration to ensure that Scotland CAN DO applies to people with disabilities in Scotland.
Disability & Equality In Enterprise Scotland will be the driving force to ensuring the enterprise services are readily engage with people who have disabilities and will act as a catalyst for change.