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EqualTech Report Launch 2023: Neurodiversity in tech

Join the launch event for our 2023 EqualTech Report and discover how Neurodiverse professionals can add value to tech teams...

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Neurodivergent people often see the world differently, offering different perceptions that fuel creative ideas. Perfect for the tech industry. In fact, research suggests that Neurodiverse people are 30% more productive overall (Harvard Business Review) and autistic people in the right environment can be 140% more productive than their peers (JP Morgan Chase).

Sociologist Judy Singer coined the term “neurodiversity” in the 1990s. It refers to the range of individual brain function and behavioral traits — a normal variation across the human population. Neurodivergence includes disabilities such as ADHD, autism, and dyslexia.

In 2022, Sparta Global surveyed more than 500 individuals from organisations across almost every industry sector – from CEOs and CTOs, to junior hiring professionals, HR, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion experts, community partners and graduate groups. With these insights, we have pulled together a report that shines a light on the powerful potential of neurodiverse professionals in technology and the unique contributions they can present to fast-growth, innovative technology teams.

Join us for an evening of important insights, discussion and networking to identify your part to play in the progression of neurodiverse talent in UK technology, and the incredible potential of people from different perspectives.

What to expect from the event

17:00pm | Guest arrival

17:15pm | Welcome address: David Rai, Sparta Global CEO

17:20pm | Equal Tech Report 2023: Key insights with Purnima Sen [Chief People & Compliance Officer] and Gaia Caruso [Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion] at Sparta Global

17:40pm | Neurodiversity panel discussion: guests to be announced soon

18:05      | Market Field address with Project Manager and Trustee, Naomi Andrews

18:15     | Networking, drinks and nibbles

Our charity partner

For every survey completed, Sparta Global pledged to donate £5 to Market Field – a charity which supports young people with Autism, ADHD and special education needs into paid employment, creating opportunities to ensure bright futures.

Find out more about Market Field here.