SESSION Details

Brilliant Brains - Embracing Neurodiversity

1 in 7 people are neurodivergent: our brains are wired differently and we experience the world in unusual ways. If you lead a team, there’s a good chance you’ve met one or more of us! Building a culture where neurodivergent people thrive takes work, but the rewards are immense.

"About 35% of the neurodivergent population has extremely high creativity, complex problem-solving skills, data and technology acumen, aptitude, and interest. When acumen, aptitude, and interest line up like a constellation in the sky, it creates a level of focus, and that employee will outperform anybody that you have in this space.”- Hiren Shukla, Global Neurodivergence Researcher for EY.

In a global competition for talent, these are the people you want – and need - in your business and on your teams.

In this session you'll learn:
- What neurodivergence means and how it affects us - the superpowers and the kryptonite
- What this can look like in technology and data teams
- Practical steps you can take to build an inclusive culture where neurodivergent people can thrive

There will be an opportunity for questions and facilitated discussion with other attendees.

No prior knowledge is required.

Feedback link: https://sqlb.it/?7122

Starts: 13:20 12th Mar 2022
Ends: 14:10 12th Mar 2022

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Short Description
- 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent: our brains are wired differently and we experience the world in unusual ways. If you lead a team, there’s a good chance you’ve met one or more of us! Building a culture where neurodivergent people thrive takes work, but the rewards are immense. In this session I’ll share my experience as a neurodivergent woman in data. We’ll discuss your questions, challenges, and ideas and opportunities for inclusion in a safe and supportive space.

Speakers

Sarah Francis

Tags

Non TechnicalNon TechnicalHealth and WellBeingInclusionInspiring TeamsNon-TechnicalBeginnerHow

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