PIcture of Seema Flower

Seema Flower

Founder and Managing Director, Blind Ambition

An energetic, engaging and passionate Disabilities and Visual Awareness expert, Seema Flower thinks strategically and acts tactically. She founded Blind Ambition with the aim to create inclusivity and is still its Managing Director.

Registered blind since she was nine years old, Seema has built a successful chain of businesses and property portfolio, developed resilience and a unique gift for inspiring others through the many challenges she has overcome daily over the past four decades of living with blindness. In recognition of her achievements, she won London 2018 Venus Awards, ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Seema adapted and developed a series of free zoom webinars supporting the disabled community. For more than 25 years, she has delivered successful training and projects for leading institutions which have yielded desired outcomes. These accomplishments helped her gain relevant experience in training which has been transferred into various settings. For example, she has raised awareness by delivering disability training and visual awareness to various organisations – making businesses disability confident and inclusive. She also empowers vulnerable young people in prisons to reach their full potential in spite of the constraints of being incarcerated.

Seema is an inspirational and experienced professional, advocate and disability rights champion who has enthused many people to achieve their full ambition and potential through telling her own story. Seema and her daughter appeared on Sky News Sunrise promoting her campaign – ‘Stop texting, hang up and put your phone away’, aimed at pedestrians so they stop tripping over her long cane and wheelchair users.

“I aspire to reach as many groups and individuals as possible with an impactful message that has become our mark with the aim of reducing the inequalities and social isolation that many face within our society. I believe if you solve the problems of the blind, (or wider disabled customers) the sighted or able-bodied customers are easy.”