Advocating for your neurodiversity in the workplace

Advocating for your neurodiversity in the workplace

By Kate Moryoussef

"Embracing and working with our strengths teaches us to thrive with ADHD."

Speaking about an autism or ADHD diagnosis within the workplace can feel daunting, exposing and scary. However, when we advocate for ourselves within our work setting, we are enabling the support, care and accommodations we deserve.

Working with - and no longer - against our brains means we can excel more in our careers without the burnout and exhaustion that typically comes with neurodiversity. Often the way we work can look different to others, but that doesn't mean it's less effective. The more we talk about this and allow different options to be implemented, the healthier, happier and more productive we feel within our work environment.

This week’s guest, Samantha Hiew is the Director of ADHD Girls, a company founded with a social mission to empower girls and women with ADHD through effective advocacy, education and specialists’ insights.

With a background in healthcare communications and a PhD in Cancer Research, Samantha is passionate about helping individuals with ADHD access employment and training organisations to provide the support they need to thrive in their circumstances, thereby increasing happiness and wellbeing and improving productivity.

During this episode of The ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast, Kate and Samantha spoke about: 

Feeling alone after an ADHD diagnosis The power of anecdotal experiencesThe benefits of being around others like you and community  Sam's autism diagnosis and her surpriseADHD and Autism often going hand in handNeeding to have a passion, fulfilment to stave off depressionSam's mission with ADHD diagnosisRecognition Responsive Euphoria and what it is and looks like Navigating ADHD and Neurodiveristy in the workplaceHow employers can boost their ADHD employee's confidence Advocating for yourself in the workplaceEmbracing our strengths and interests to thrive with ADHD

You can connect with Samantha via or on social media via Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, @adhd_girls

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Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity in their lives. 

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