Unleashing the Power of Neurodiversity in Tech

  • 20 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online Webinar
  • 60



Join us for a talk on neurodivergence in tech on June 20th!

Unleashing the Power of Neurodiversity in Tech
Discover how neurodivergent minds are reshaping the tech landscape. Learn what makes us different, why some of our unique traits are superpowers in this industry, and how to foster a work environment that allows everyone to thrive. Leave with practical insights and strategies for collaboration that harness the full potential of every team member.

  • Demystify neurodiversity and the idea of "neurotypical."
  • Explore how neurodivergent brains excel at certain tasks crucial for tech innovation.
  • Understand "masking" and its impact on neurodivergent employees.
  • Learn how to create an inclusive workplace where neurodivergent talent can shine.
  • Discover the "superpowers" of neurodivergent individuals, drawing on insights from the dyslexic advantage.

*Link to join webinar will be sent out closer to event*
About our Facilitator

Erin Essex

Erin is a UX designer with a unique perspective shaped by her background in psychology and her experience as a neurodivergent individual. Diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, Erin developed exceptional problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail, which she now applies to her work in UX design. Her passion lies in creating human-centered, empathetic, and engaging digital experiences that cater to diverse users.

Erin's diverse experience spans various industries and organizations, including Google, where she currently works on the YouTube creator experience. Her previous roles at Google Ads, Shutterstock, and MongoDB have allowed her to hone her skills in AI, machine learning, and automation, contributing to her ability to craft innovative and impactful user experiences.

Erin's design philosophy revolves around understanding human behavior and leveraging technology to create intuitive, efficient, and enjoyable solutions. Her ultimate goal is to make people's lives better by designing products that are not only functional but also delightful to use.

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