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Sinéad Burke
Judge, Advisory Council
Sinéad Burke
Participation: 2020, 2019, 2021, 2022

Educator, Advocate and Founder of Tilting the Lens

Sinèad Burke is a disabled educator, advocate and author who champions accessibility, equity and social justice to build a better world for everyone. In 2020 she founded the accessibility consultancy Tilting the Lens on the three pillars of education, advocacy and design. Advising major global brands including Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Netflix, Pinterest and Starbucks, Tilting the Lens guides clients in their move from awareness to action by creating more accessible practices, policies, products and services, places and promotions.

Sinéad serves on Gucci's Global Equity Board, ITV’s Cultural Advisory Council, the Irish President’s Council of State and Ireland’s Future of Media Commission. She is also part of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, as well as the European Young Leaders. As a passionate writer, podcast host and public speaker, Sinéad facilitates honest conversations about identity, disability and accessibility. Her work has been featured and recognised by VogueThe Financial TimesFast CompanyWWDVanity FairThe Business of Fashion, and many more. In 2017, she delivered a powerful TED Talk on ‘Why design should include everyone.’ Her children’s book, Break the Mould, is a primer on how to take your place in the world – with lessons for all. It won the ‘An Post Irish Book Award’ in 2020.