(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Please join our next edition of the DEI Action group for a thoughtful discussion on neurodiversity in the workplace, and how we can be better allies to our current, future
Please join our next edition of the DEI Action group for a thoughtful discussion on neurodiversity in the workplace, and how we can be better allies to our current, future colleagues and the community at large.
While 66% of HR professionals feel they are meeting the needs of dyslexics in their workforce, research by Randstad Enterprise and Made By Dyslexia finds only 16% of dyslexics feel supported in the workplace Madebydyslexia.org
‘Dyslexia is a talent, first and foremost. And it’s a talent that needs to be recognised as something that can make a fundamental shift in how organisations recruit and solve the skills shortage across the world.’ Matthew Higgs, VP Randstad Sourceright.
There are vast resources available online on this subject with simple changes we can all make to enable equality within the workplace.
As always, our member Lead Gemma Popejoy (Chief People Officer at tms) will bring in external experts, we will create a safe space for those with lived experience to share at their discretion to help us crowdsource together how we can not only remove barriers, but truly enable game changing neurodiversity in our workplaces.
One of our Guest Speakers is Pamela Uddin, Managing Partner of Alliance member Agency re:act digital marketing and BDA ambassador. Having started her career at L’Oeal and Unilever and then reached senior marketeer positions at both Britvic and Nestle, Pamela co-founded re:act, a digital marketing agency with her husband Tom Stone.
Pamela is dyslexic and has a speech impediment, both of which she proudly refers to as her superpowers. She is an ambassador for the British Dyslexic Association and does various talks across the country on how to manage dyslexia in the workplace. Seeing it as a huge advantage within the creative agency world, Pamela attributes her 50%+ neurodivergent team as one of the key reasons for their creative campaign success.
Only 3yrs in, and re:act is one of the fastest growing digital agencies in the UK, with 40+ permanent employees and 15+ Clients. Already a multi-million-pound business with an annual turnover surpassing £4million+, Pamela and her team have brought in globally recognised brands from PZ Cussons to Church and Dwight, with a pitch success rate exceeding 60%.
Also joining us is Louise Mayor who is Head of Workplace Services at the The Dyslexia Association (TDA). The TDA is a registered charity, formed in 1971. TDA offer support and services for dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions (children and adults). TDA offer screening, assessment, training and tuition. More information is available at https://www.dyslexia.uk.net/services/ Louise has worked within education and the workplace sector for over 11 years as a specialist teacher/assessor.
We hope you can join us on 27th September for this important discussion, and better still bring along a leader from your organisation who can listen in and help you activate what you hear within your organisation.