Kymberly Martin

Natalie Wade recognised for her work in disability

Disability support lawyer Natalie Wade has won the inaugural 2021 Disabled Women in Business, People’s Choice Award in South Australia.


“Winning this award is an important recognition of the value-add women with disability make to the SA business sector,” she told F2L. “I hope other women with disability are inspired to follow their business dreams, knowing success in business is possible and disability is seen as a strength and something to be celebrated.”

Wade is the founder and principal lawyer at Equity Lawyers, that provides advice and representation to people with disability and their families on issues such as the NDIS, discrimination, education, wills and estates. She won Australian Young Lawyer of the Year (2026) and SA Young Lawyer of the Year (2016) and was nominated for The Advertiser’s Woman of the Year (2019). She recently gave evidence at the Disability Royal Commission hearings.

Wade is the legal contributor to Link, the national disability magazine. Her recent articles have covered many issues impacting people with disability including the equal opportunities in the workplace, The NDIS Amendment Bill, human rights and car modifications.