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Caroline Casey

Founder of Kanchi & The Ability Awards

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Caroline Casey Biography

Caroline Casey has been recognized internationally for her pioneering and innovative approach to changing how society views people with disabilities. Born with ocular albinism - a condition that made her legally blind - Casey hid her disability well into her 20s, until her eyesight deteriorated to such an extent that she had no choice but to reveal her condition to her employer. Leaving her post and embarking on a soul-searching journey, she rode 1,000 kilometers across India on an elephant named Kanchi to raise funds for Sight Savers. Returning to Dublin, she founded Kanchi, a nonprofit that aims to change the attitudes and behaviors towards people with disability by working with business leaders. She developed a set of best practices (based on ISO 9000 quality standards) for businesses to help them see "disabled" workers as assets as opposed to liabilities. Hundreds of companies have adopted the standards, changing their policies and attitudes.

In 2004, Casey started the O2 Ability Awards to recognize Irish businesses for their inclusion of people with disabilities, both as employees and customers. The initiative has received international praise and, in 2010, a parallel program was launched in Spain. The awards are now being rolled out internationally across five countries over the next five years.

Caroline Casey is invited around the world to speak on her leadership work at eminent events including the Global Competitiveness Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, TED, and Davos. She became the first Irish person to be appointed a young global leader of the World Economic Forum. She is also an Ashoka fellow and received an honorary doctorate from National University Ireland. She currently sits on the boards of a number of media and charity organizations in Ireland.

Speaking Topics
  • Innovation Through Difference

  • The Business Case for Disability

  • The Adversity Advantage

  • Who Says We Can't? Looking Past Limits

  • Disability: The New Green

    When the Green Movement began, businesses didn't take it seriously. Gradually, however, they realized that recycling and reducing waste could save them money and that, in a crowded market, embracing the Green agenda could give them a competitive edge. As more and more businesses got on board, a tipping point was reached: it was no longer a case of "if" you were addressing the issue, but "how" you were addressing it.

    Today, disability is the new Green. Businesses are starting to realize that they need to proactively look at disability and how they include people with disabilities as customers and as employees. Globally there are 1 billion people with disabilities. That's one in seven people • a market the size of China. Employers must realize that in order to ensure they have the best person fulfilling each role in their business, they must recruit in a way that doesn't discriminate against people with disabilities. They simply can't afford to lose talented employees who have existing or acquired disabilities.

    In this inspirational keynote geared toward HR groups, speaker Caroline Casey shares her experience with disability and explains why corporations need to get on board this new movement.

  • The power of YOU

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  • How do I book Caroline Casey to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Caroline Casey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Caroline Casey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Caroline Casey or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Caroline Casey

    Speaking fees for Caroline Casey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Caroline Casey are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Caroline Casey, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Caroline Casey speak about?

  • Where does Caroline Casey travel from?

    Caroline Casey generally travels from Dublin, Ireland, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Caroline Casey’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Caroline Casey for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caroline Casey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Caroline Casey or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Founder of Kanchi & The Ability Awards

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Caroline Casey Biography

Caroline Casey has been recognized internationally for her pioneering and innovative approach to changing how society views people with disabilities. Born with ocular albinism - a condition that made her legally blind - Casey hid her disability well into her 20s, until her eyesight deteriorated to such an extent that she had no choice but to reveal her condition to her employer. Leaving her post and embarking on a soul-searching journey, she rode 1,000 kilometers across India on an elephant named Kanchi to raise funds for Sight Savers. Returning to Dublin, she founded Kanchi, a nonprofit that aims to change the attitudes and behaviors towards people with disability by working with business leaders. She developed a set of best practices (based on ISO 9000 quality standards) for businesses to help them see "disabled" workers as assets as opposed to liabilities. Hundreds of companies have adopted the standards, changing their policies and attitudes.

In 2004, Casey started the O2 Ability Awards to recognize Irish businesses for their inclusion of people with disabilities, both as employees and customers. The initiative has received international praise and, in 2010, a parallel program was launched in Spain. The awards are now being rolled out internationally across five countries over the next five years.

Caroline Casey is invited around the world to speak on her leadership work at eminent events including the Global Competitiveness Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, TED, and Davos. She became the first Irish person to be appointed a young global leader of the World Economic Forum. She is also an Ashoka fellow and received an honorary doctorate from National University Ireland. She currently sits on the boards of a number of media and charity organizations in Ireland.

Caroline Casey Speaking Topics

  • Innovation Through Difference

  • The Business Case for Disability

  • The Adversity Advantage

  • Who Says We Can't? Looking Past Limits

  • Disability: The New Green

    When the Green Movement began, businesses didn't take it seriously. Gradually, however, they realized that recycling and reducing waste could save them money and that, in a crowded market, embracing the Green agenda could give them a competitive edge. As more and more businesses got on board, a tipping point was reached: it was no longer a case of "if" you were addressing the issue, but "how" you were addressing it.

    Today, disability is the new Green. Businesses are starting to realize that they need to proactively look at disability and how they include people with disabilities as customers and as employees. Globally there are 1 billion people with disabilities. That's one in seven people • a market the size of China. Employers must realize that in order to ensure they have the best person fulfilling each role in their business, they must recruit in a way that doesn't discriminate against people with disabilities. They simply can't afford to lose talented employees who have existing or acquired disabilities.

    In this inspirational keynote geared toward HR groups, speaker Caroline Casey shares her experience with disability and explains why corporations need to get on board this new movement.

  • The power of YOU

Caroline Casey Videos

  • Caroline Casey, Kanchi
    Talk from the Human Centered Business event.

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FAQs on booking Caroline Casey

  • How do I book Caroline Casey to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Caroline Casey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Caroline Casey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Caroline Casey or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Caroline Casey

    Speaking fees for Caroline Casey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Caroline Casey are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Caroline Casey, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Caroline Casey speak about?

  • Where does Caroline Casey travel from?

    Caroline Casey generally travels from Dublin, Ireland, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Caroline Casey’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Caroline Casey for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caroline Casey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Caroline Casey or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Caroline Casey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Innovation Through Difference, The Business Case for Disability, The Adversity Advantage, Who Says We Can't? Looking Past Limits, Disability: The New Green and The power of YOU. The estimated speaking fee range to book Caroline Casey for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Caroline Casey generally travels from DublinIreland and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Cousteau, Robin Chase, Hugh Evans, John Wood and Joseph P. Kennedy II. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Caroline Casey for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Caroline Casey Speaking Topics

  • Innovation Through Difference

  • The Business Case for Disability

  • The Adversity Advantage

  • Who Says We Can't? Looking Past Limits

  • Disability: The New Green

    When the Green Movement began, businesses didn't take it seriously. Gradually, however, they realized that recycling and reducing waste could save them money and that, in a crowded market, embracing the Green agenda could give them a competitive edge. As more and more businesses got on board, a tipping point was reached: it was no longer a case of "if" you were addressing the issue, but "how" you were addressing it.

    Today, disability is the new Green. Businesses are starting to realize that they need to proactively look at disability and how they include people with disabilities as customers and as employees. Globally there are 1 billion people with disabilities. That's one in seven people • a market the size of China. Employers must realize that in order to ensure they have the best person fulfilling each role in their business, they must recruit in a way that doesn't discriminate against people with disabilities. They simply can't afford to lose talented employees who have existing or acquired disabilities.

    In this inspirational keynote geared toward HR groups, speaker Caroline Casey shares her experience with disability and explains why corporations need to get on board this new movement.

  • The power of YOU

Caroline Casey Speaker Videos

  • Caroline Casey, Kanchi
    Talk from the Human Centered Business event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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