Maggie O’Carroll, chief executive at The Women’s Organisation says:
We’re thrilled to be part of the neurodiversity challenge. The project is perfectly aligned with our own vision to support every individual to achieve their full potential and encourage and enable active participation for all in business, employment, learning and community life.
As our values state, we celebrate diversity in every context and this philosophy is very much at the heart of everything we do.
One in five of us is considered to be neurodiverse and what a wonderful thing. That is to say that one in five of us thinks differently to the others. Those people are almost always the creators amongst us, the inventors, the innovators, the thought-leaders, the problem solvers and the pioneers.
Some of the most remarkable and fiercely talented people in history are believed to have been neurodiverse – from Simone Biles to Agatha Christie, and Elon Musk to Albert Einstein.
Let’s hope that by working together we can continue to break down barriers and pave the way for the trailblazers of tomorrow.