Keisha Adair Swaby

24th August 2023

2023 Shortlisted Nominee
Positive Role Model Award: Disability

Growing up, Keisha faced several intersectional challenges, including culture, race, and the UK education system. Leaving school with no GCSE’s, Keisha never gave up fulfilling her goals and after giving up her job of 12 years in 2016 to continue her education and pursue her dreams, and at the age of 41 she went on to achieve a First-Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Support and Exercise Science and achieved a merit in her master’s degree in health psychology, despite being diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia during the last few weeks of her studies. Her dedication to raising awareness of these conditions has led to her being chosen as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Neurodivergent Women, as well as featuring on the Northern Power Women Awards Future List 2023. Keisha has recently published her book ‘Empowering Dyslexics Blessed and Gifted’ sharing her story of determination and resilience.