Heather is a marketing and BD manager at a top 10 international law firm, and is passionate about supporting disabled people into work. She is an avid advocate regarding all strands of Disability and Inclusion, with lived experience of disability, neurodivergence, mental health and LGBT+.
She is a multi-award-winning disabled activist, being placed several times on Shaw Trust’s #DisabilityPowerList100 named as one of the top 100 most influential disabled people in the UK; acknowledged on the Northern Power Women’s #FutureList; placed as one of the Manchester Evening News’ Rising Stars; acknowledged as an ‘Extraordinary Person’ by the University of Hull in association with Team GB; and listed as one of the Children’s Media Conference Changemakers, in a strand sponsored by BAFTA.
She appears regularly on panels, podcasts, radio, at speaking events and in print regarding all things disability, neurodivergence, mental health and LGBT+, and has worked with a number of organizations including BBC, Scope, PinkNews, Business Disability Forum, AccessAble, Able Magazine, Huff Post and PM Forum.
She can be found as @heathertlacey on socials, and occasionally writes on https://nosuperhero.co.uk/