Episode 25

How to Build an Impactful Inclusive Community with Tiffany Yu


November 9th, 2022

59 mins 15 secs

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About this Episode

As an entrepreneur, you are in a unique position to change the world around you. You have the power to make an impact, so why not use it?

Tiffany Yu is, among many things, a disability advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, and content creator. She is driven to build a community for people with disabilities to connect, share and support each other. Along with this, she founded Diversability, a social enterprise to advocate for equality for people with disabilities. Her mission is to amplify the voices of disabled people and diversify the awareness, representation, and access they have today.

When she was young, Tiffany was in a car accident that left her disabled and caused her father to pass away. As she grew up, she realized there wasn’t much of a community for people like her, so she envisioned building one. She started her passion project by creating a movement inside her campus and then expanding the mission’s reach to the world.

Tune in to learn more about Tiffany's entrepreneurial journey and how she's using her platform to make the world a more inclusive place.

Key Takeaways

(00:49) - Who is Tiffany Yu
(01:35) - More about Tiffany’s background
(03:41) - Her passion before building Diversability
(05:55) - Tiffany as an accidental entrepreneur
(07:08) - How she found her advocacy
(10:53) - Interesting backstory before her business
(14:04) - The start of building a disability community
(16:23) - Two big lessons from her experience
(17:27) - Tiffany on toxic positivity and anti-ableism
(23:17) - Her first two initiatives inside her advocacy
(26:00) - The third initiative in Diversability
(28:25) - Paying forward to our community
(31:11) - Having a club of supporters above the naysayers
(34:13) - The early days of Diversability
(36:24) - Tiffany on rebranding their tagline
(37:55) - What was the mindset that kept her going
(41:10) - Her experience in public speaking
(42:22) - Tiffany's skills and professional development


"There's so much power in knowing you are not alone." (7:40)
"The advice that I give to younger people is that it's okay to change your mind." (16:30)
"To experience the most out of life, you need to sit in the depths of your grief in order to know what extreme gratitude looks like." (19:25)
"If we have lots of positivity, there's gonna be some negativity, and that's okay too." (22:05)
"I want to show that disability is important and needs to be a priority, but we need to be putting dollars behind it as well." (25:32)
"Language has the power to empower or disempower communities." (37:25)
"Another lesson I learned is that don't burn any bridges." (45:18)

Resources and Links

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