Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann, ATech’s owner and Managing Director, has joined the CEO Wheelie Challenge! You can sponsor Ms Peterschlingmann at https://bit.ly/3OUbi9a.
The CEO Wheelie Challenge invites CEOs, business, government and community leaders to spend the work day in a wheelchair on Friday 16 June 2023 to experience a day in the life of someone living with a disability.
To be eligible to participate in the CEO Wheelie Challenge, each participant has a minimum fundraising target of $5,000. The funds raised help improve the lives of people with a disability.
Ms Peterschlingmann said, “Sporting Wheelies is a fantastic charity dedicated to empowering people with a disability to live healthy, active and fulfilled lives.
“I want to help raise essential funds so people with a disability can continue to participate in sports, recreation and rehabilitation therapy.
“I’m off to a fantastic start with more than one thousand dollars raised so far. I'm reaching out to everyone in my network to help me meet my five thousand dollar target.
“Have I ever helped or inspired you? If so, now it is my turn to ask for YOUR help!
“Maybe I shared some valuable insights, volunteered for your initiative, or perhaps I introduced you to someone. If I have been of help to you in your career journey, I would like to invite you to pay it forward.
“Join me to make a difference and raise awareness of the needs of people with a disability.”
Sporting Wheelies is Queensland’s leading provider of inclusive sports, recreation and rehabilitation therapy.
As the state’s peak body for Paralympic sports, Sporting Wheelies is committed to making active goals of all levels possible for people with disability.
Through a range of statewide health and fitness programs for people of all ages, industry-leading rehabilitation, and science-based therapies, Sporting Wheelies provides the full spectrum of inclusive sporting opportunities for Queenslanders living with a disability.
“With the Paralympics coming up, it would be nice to think that we've helped someone get there! The Paralympic Movement inspires and engages Australians to be the best versions of themselves,” said Ms Peterschlingmann.
“I have witnessed first hand some of the challenges that people with a disability have around accessibility. For example, venues have confirmed they are wheelchair accessible, only for my employee to discover upon arrival that despite having a ramp, the big glass door at the entrance is impossible to open from a wheelchair, or the venue hasn't allowed enough space for a wheelchair to easily access all areas within the venue.
“In addition to raising much needed funds, I hope my participation also encourages fellow employers to think about: ‘Can you access your office in a wheelchair? Are there ramps or lifts? Can you access all areas including the bathrooms, lunch room, meeting rooms and print room?’.
ATech has an industry leading approach to diversity and inclusion, and genuinely supports unique circumstances including physical disability.
Ms Peterschlingmann’s human-experience focused approach to leadership and management has inspired larger organisations and the wider industry to think differently about what is possible.
To sponsor Ms Peterschlingman, go to https://bit.ly/3OUbi9a. Fundraising closes on 30 June 2023.