How to recognise and promote a neurodiverse workforce

Date of webinar: 
14 Dec 2021 - 13:00

How do you ensure that you’re allowing everyone inside your organisation to progress in their career?

In this webinar, we’ll hear from Evenbreak, a Senior Policy Advisor within the UK Government and AbilityNet on how they are embracing neurodiversity - and helping everyone progress.

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What will the webinar cover?

The webinar will include:

  • A chat between Jane Hatton, CEO of Evenbreak, a coach and a successful candidate. 
  • Jane’s chat will be followed by a panel discussion between all of our speakers, exploring:
    • Perceived barriers to career progression and how to challenge them
    • The panel’s personal experiences and their top tips for progression
    • How employers can support inclusive career development
    • What are companies doing to support people with neurodiverse needs?
    • Differences between the private and public sector (Jess Gosling)

Meet the panellists

Hear from a fantastic panel of speakers with professional and lived experience of working with neurodiversity. The panel includes:

Jane Hatton, CEO of Evenbreak

Jane, who became disabled in 2004, has a passion for intersectionality. She is CEO of the social enterprise, Evenbreak, which helps inclusive employers attract and retain more talented disabled candidates.

Jane ranked 7th on the Shaw Trust Power 100 list in 2019 and was formerly a recruitment expert in BBC’s Employable Me series. She is the author of A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People and A Dozen Great Ways to Recruit Disabled People.

Jess Gosling, UK Government

Jess is a Senior Policy Advisor within the UK Government and is one of the co-Chairs of the Civil Service Neurodiversity Network. With an eclectic 10+ years in various sectors and industries, Jess has consistently strived to bridge the gap between culture, diplomacy and innovation.

Being neurodiverse by three, one of her core drivers is to challenge the narrative of you can't be what you can't see.

This year she was one of the 100 Women Future Leaders 2020 & 2021, Yahoo Finance + Involve.

The Civil Service Neurodiversity Network is a volunteer-run staff network for UK Civil Servants. The network aims to challenge unconscious biases against neurodiversity, create a community and establish a safe space for discussions through informational resources, workshops and events.

 

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Rina Wharton, Junior Accessibility and Usability Consultant

As one of our accessibility consultants, Rina regularly runs audits and checks of clients’ websites and mobile applications.

She writes detailed reports on any issues she finds and offers recommendations on how to fix them. 

Rina is a person with autism and often speaks about her experiences studying and in the workplace. She is fresh from speaking at AbilityNet's TechShare Pro event, which is the UK's largest meet-up for accessibility professionals. 

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