Nominate a Disabled Leader for Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List


Nominations for Diversability®’s 3rd annual D-30 Disability Impact List are now OPEN! The D-30 Disability Impact List #D30DisList is a global list honoring 30 disabled individuals who are leaders making a difference in our community.

Anyone who identifies as disabled is eligible to be nominated (including chronic illnesses & mental health conditions), and nominators do not need to identify as disabled. Self-nominations are not accepted to celebrate the spirit of community and interdependence. 

The deadline to nominate a disability leader is Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT. You are welcome to submit more than one nomination at

Over the years, we’ve recognized 61 disabled leaders and received almost 700 nominations. Previous D-30 honorees include leaders from over 13 countries in 2021 and 11 countries in 2020. The demographics of honorees are diverse with nearly 30% identifying as LGBTQIA+ each year. Racial diversity is also evident with 41% identifying as black and 38% identifying as people of color (2021); 33% black and 47% people of color in 2020. With a mean age of 38, awardees are predominantly women (57% 2021, 63% 2020), followed by men (37% 2021, 27% 2020), and non-binary (10% 2021, 6% 2020).  

Past honorees have mentioned how meaningful being named to the D-30 Disability Impact List has been for them. Zan Thornton, Director at GA ADAPT named to the 2021 D-30 Disability Impact List says, “It’s amazing how many doors opened because of Y’ALL. I’ve been doing my work for 30+ years, and yet this D-30 [Disability Impact List honor] meant the most! Incredible group, thanks so very much!”

If you know someone who should be recognized for D-30 Disability Impact List, please nominate them. We will be announcing the 2022 honorees in July.

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