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Recruitment Agency Founder Liz Johnson Named in BBC Women 100 List


Liz Johnson, the Paralympic Gold medallist and co-founder of recruitment agency The Ability People (TAP), has been named as one of the women on the prestigious BBC 100 Women list for 2018.

Following retirement from her career as a professional swimmer, Liz launched TAP; a recruitment agency staffed entirely by people living with disabilities. The agency aims to reduce the disability employment gap through its own staffing model, as well as bring a more open-minded and inclusive approach to the hiring processes of the UK’s biggest corporates. TAP recruits for both able-bodied and disabled job-seekers, focusing on what people can do, rather than what they can’t.

The BBC 100 Women list celebrates inspiring and influential women from around the world, from leaders and trailblazers, to everyday heroes. Liz joins the list alongside household names such Chelsea Clinton and Jameela Jamil.

On her inclusion in the list, Liz commented:

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been included in this year’s BBC 100 Women list. To be recognised along with such passionate and hard-working women is an incredible honour.

“These one hundred women come from around the world, representing every imaginable discipline across a range of ages, and demonstrate that women all over the globe are pioneering and pushing hard for change. I don’t think we can stress enough the importance of spotlighting such women. Their work and creativity is an inspiration for those of any gender identity and this spotlight is also important in challenging traditional media representations.

“This recognition is fantastic in highlighting the work of The Ability People (TAP) and all we aim to achieve. I hope this helps shine the spotlight on the disability employment gap and encourages more employers to focus on ability rather than disability.”

To learn more about The Ability People, please visit


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