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Elevate the Workplace through neurodiversity

Date: 19th March 2024
Location: Octopus Investments, 6th Floor, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT

Join us for a dynamic Neurodiversity Celebration Week event, brought to you by the Diversity Project in partnership with GAIN (Group for Autism, Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), and hosted by Octopus Investments.

Dive into the Insights

Discover the latest trends in neurodiversity across the insurance and investment sectors as we unveil the combined findings from our annual surveys. Gain valuable insights that will help shape your approach to neurodiversity policy design and implementation.

Expert-led discussions

Engage in focused break-out sessions to learn from the experience of others, share ideas and tips with peers, to help you elevate your workplace, through neuro-inclusivity.

Topics include:

1.    Neurodiversity policy creation and implementation

A conversation with experts, as they share their experience with implementing neurodiversity policy.

2.    Helping your managers get the most out of their existing teams

Leaders from Octopus Investments, and other firms, discuss their experience with training programme roll-out, hurdles and lessons learned.

3.    The business case for neuro-inclusion

GAIN share examples of how their members use benchmarking to track the commercial value of achieving neuro-inclusivity. EY highlight the business advantages for clients, achieved by leveraging teams from their Neurodiversity Centres of Excellence.

Secure Your Space
Join us for an insightful afternoon where you will have the opportunity to benefit from industry insight and learnings, to help elevate your workplace through neuroinclusion.

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm followed by networking

Event Agenda



Theme/ TopicTime 


Arrivals and Registration




Tim Edmans, Co-lead of the Neurodiversity workstream

Neurodiversity Survey key findings



Nalini Solanki, Vina Theodorakopoulou


 Break out sessions


Summary of themes from breakouts4:10pm         

 Tim Edmans


Closing words4:25pmOctopus Investments
Finish and Networking4:30pm 


Introducing the Speakers

Image of Nalini Solanki

Nalini Solanki - Co-lead, Neurodiversity Workstream

Image of Tim Edmans

Tim Edmans - Co-lead, Neurodiversity Workstream

Image of Vina Theodorakopoulou

Vina Theodorakopoulou -

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