Siena is an 18-year-old multi-award winning neurodiversity advocate, bestselling author and UN Young Leader for the SDGs. She is the founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, an international initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences by highlighting the strengths and accomplishments of the neurodivergent community. In 2021, over 860,000 students and 1,400 schools took part worldwide, as well as more than 200 businesses, charities and government agencies. Siena is also the author of The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How To Grow Up Awesome and Autistic and The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Toolkit: The Workbook for Autistic Girls. She will be studying engineering at Stanford University this Autumn.
A lack of representative diversity and unconscious bias in recruitment plagues all sectors and data protection and privacy are no different. In this session we will look at the efforts being made to make the industry more inclusive and what organisations can do to play their part.