The advertising and tech industries thrive on thinking differently, which is why neurodivergent thinkers have so much to offer. In this thought-provoking talk, you will discover the benefits and challenges of neurodiversity in the workplace.
Wednesday 18 October: 10am - 11am
Lucy Hobbs is an AuDHD (Autistic and ADHD) Creative Director and Founder of The Future is ND, who has worked as an art director and writer for over 20 years at some of London’s best-known advertising and digital agencies.
She discovered her neurodivergence late in her career and initially hid it for fear of stigma. Then had a change of heart after speaking openly at an industry conference in 2018. She then recognised the need to create a safe space for NDs to raise their voices and to collectively overcome stigma and fear of discrimination.
Loveday Weller is a communications expert based in London. Since receiving her ADHD diagnosis two years ago, she has been on a personal mission to learn as much about the condition as possible to better understand herself whilst sharing her experience along the way.
Lucy advocates through a program of regular events, consultancy work, and creative projects – all to educate and inform organisations and society to embrace and empower a more neurodiverse workforce and world.
With stories from members of The Future is ND plus insights into autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and more, we will explore how small changes and a commitment to neuro-inclusivity can make a huge difference to organisations that pride themselves on creativity and an alternative perspective.
Loveday Weller: Ten things I’ve learnt since I was diagnosed with ADHD.