“I’m on a mission to tell the story of how my obstacles are the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me,” says Tiffany Yu. As founder and CEO of the social enterprise Diversability, she aims to amplify disabled voices and democratize disability visibility and representation. At age nine, Tiffany became disabled as a result of a car accident that also took the life of her father. Twelve years later, she started Diversability as a student club at Georgetown University, and is now an entrepreneur and outspoken disability rights advocate. Through high-profile speaking engagements and branded partnerships, Tiffany has turned pain into promise and helped Diversibility’s members gain much-deserved access and paid opportunities. She also created the #AntiAbleism series on Instagram, where she shares ways to be a better ally.
“She is constantly thinking of ways to invest in the disability community,” says Amy Yu, who nominated Tiffany for the Hall of Femme. In addition to her inspiring mission, Amy praises Tiffany for “investing in disability projects globally [and] launching the Disability Empowerment Endowed Fund at Georgetown."
Tiffany’s mile-long list of achievements also includes the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, a monthly micro-grant for disability projects that has awarded funds across eight countries. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community, has been featured in Marie Claire and Forbes, and in 2019, she was appointed to the Mayor’s Disability Council in San Francisco.Find Tiffany on Instagram.