Why neurodiversity & mental health matter

Why neurodiversity & mental health matter

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71 Queen Victoria St

71 Queen Victoria Street

London

EC4V 4AY

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Join us for our next London-based networking event.

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Our Panel:

  • Francesca Pollard - Host @ Women in DevOps
  • Ruth-Ellen Danquah - Chief Innovation Officer @ Exceptional Individuals
  • Angeline Mulet-Marquis - Engineering Manager @ Funding Circle

Discussion points/themes:

  • Creating a neurodiverse-Inclusive workplace
  • Why representation matters
  • How to support mental wellbeing
  • Reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process
  • The power of terminology – ‘mad’, ‘mental’, ‘crazy’ what to replace these words with
  • Not a one-size-fits all approach

Ruth-Ellen Danquah

Ruth-Ellen is a former business development manager for Expedia Group where she generated £115 million in new business sales. In 2009 Ruth-Ellen discovered her son was on the autistic spectrum. Then in 2012, Ruth-Ellen discovered she was dyslexic, dyspraxic later on ADHD, and autistic and was excited to learn about other people who were on their neurodivergent journey. So she created a platform for neurodivergent individuals to come together to collaborate and share their success stories.

There was also a passion for helping herself and others heal so she could stop operating from the wounds from years of masking from trying to “fit in”. She is certified as a consultant, trainer, speaker, master coach, hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Dialectical Behaviour Therapist, EFT Practitioner, life coach, Reiki Master, Mental Health First Aider and self-taught website developer.

Angeline Mulet-Marquis

Angeline has 15 years of experience as a Software Engineer, Tech Lead and more recently Engineering Manager. 

Angeline loves solving problems through tech, and strives at building strong and diverse teams. However, during her career Angeline has dealt with depression and anxiety, she is also an aunt to a 9 year-old girl with autism; both experiences has led her to be passionately involved in creating a more diverse and accepting industry and society.

In her spare time, she is an avid baker, a Disney Geek, a Musical Theatre enthusiast, and a mountain and ski fanatic. 

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