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Diversita's January Roundup!


Welcome back to another Monthly Roundup! Don't miss any of our latest news, or opinion pieces on anything and everything related to tech and neurodiversity! This newsletter is a roundup of everything we've been talking about on our LinkedIn page.


Are you looking to sharpen your IT skills and make strides in the tech industry? Check out these free courses 💻


Tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are offering free upskilling courses, cover everything from programming to cloud computing and lots more. These companies recognise the growing need for digital know-how and are stepping up to offer a solution. 


In an increasingly digital world, being technologically competent is a must-have skill. What's more, this training is being offered for free, so there's no financial barrier to entry. If you're looking to improve your chances of landing that dream job, check out this article to learn about the various courses available and how you can make the most of this incredible opportunity.


Our latest poll revealed that most of you don't view your neurodivergent traits as "having a superpower" 🙅♂️


You've spoken, and the message is clear: While the term "superpower" is initially well-meaning for defining neurodivergent traits, it can unintentionally brush the real challenges faced under the rug (e.g. the need for support and accommodations).


As many of you explained, for children or for those just finding out they're neurodivergent, this narrative is seen as positive and can initially be helpful because it celebrates what makes them special and unique.


But, as time goes on and especially in adulthood, this narrative doesn't always match the day-to-day reality of what being neurodivergent is like.


This is especially the case in the workplace as it isn’t always as inclusive as it could be.


Through this poll, it's evident that there is a need for a more nuanced narrative—one that is empowering without diminishing the lived experience of the everyday experiences of neurodivergent individuals.


A big, big thank you to everyone who took part in the poll, for telling us your thoughts and sharing your stories with us!


Forbes has predicted that by 2027, 25% of Fortune 500 companies will actively recruit neurodivergent talent to improve business performance 📈


Did you hear about Gartner's prediction for 2024 and beyond? By 2027, Gartner predicts that 25% of Fortune 500 companies will actively recruit neurodivergent talent to improve business performance. This is great news because it means businesses are recognising the potential of neurodivergent individuals and their unique strengths. 


Plus, companies that hire and retain neurodivergent talent will experience increased employee engagement, productivity, and innovation across the board. However, we also need to make sure that these individuals receive the support and accommodations they need to truly thrive in the workplace. Only then, can businesses make the most of neurodivergent strengths.


Our News 


We're sponsoring The Future Is ND's Next Comedy Night on 5th March!


We’re thrilled to share that we’re sponsoring The Future is ND's upcoming Comedy Night!


Join us on Tuesday, March 5th from 6-9pm at the upstairs venue of The Glassblowers pub in Soho, London.


This event promises to be a night full of laughter, featuring a lineup of incredible and original comedians who are all proud members of the neurodivergent community.


Our friendly ND community will be gathering for a chance to unwind and enjoy some witty anecdotes in a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. 


As a company that values the importance of Equity and Inclusion, we're so proud to show our support for this fantastic event. We hope to see some of you there!


Join our community group on LinkedIn! 💙


We've recently set up a new group on LinkedIn for ND job seekers and advocates, a place where members help members. If you have any questions such as wanting a second opinion on your CV, or you'd like to network with others, this is your safe space. Click here to join us!


Are you interested in learning more about neurodiversity? Join our training sessions for individuals! 🎓


If you're like many of our supporters, you might be interested in learning more about neurodiversity - but not sure where to start! We totally understand, and we're here to help. 


Our neurodiversity awareness sessions for are perfect for individuals who are keen to gain a better understanding of neurodiversity. And the best part? You don't need to go through your company to access this training. 


We're running one session per month, so you can conveniently choose a time that works for you.Our aim is to deliver high-quality training that will leave you feeling confident about engaging in conversations about neurodiversity. 


Plus, you can use your CPD budget to attend. If you’re interested in getting involved, email us at contact@diversita.co.uk for more information. 

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