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Nalini Solanki

Leading the agenda on neurodiversity during her tenure at Legal & General Investment Management before going on to found, Nalini’s tireless efforts to reshape the narrative on neurodiversity have been a catalyst for change in the industry, inspiring broad support for better neuro-inclusion in the workplace.

Nalini is a steering committee member of the Diversity Project, Co-Chair of the Neurodiversity workstream, and a member of the Access to Insurance working group, led by the DWP appointed Insurance Disability Champion.

Diagnosed with ADHD in 2020, it made Nalini realise why her career progression has been full of speed bumps. With performance judged by how far individuals deviate from neurotypical standards, Nalini is determined to change the way success in the workplace is measured.

Nalini pioneered the investment sector’s inaugural work experience program tailored for neurodivergent young adults aged 16 and above. Launched as a pilot at Legal & General Investment Management in June 2023, this program aims to provide equitable access to work experience opportunities for neurodivergent individuals. Nalini is dedicated to expanding this initiative, encouraging more organisations to participate and thereby attract emerging talent from neurodivergent, low socio-economic, and other marginalised backgrounds to the investment sector.

Nalini has been working in financial services since graduating from the School of Oriental & African Studies, acquiring a wide range of experience in marketing, CX, customer insight, and business management.

Two of Nalini’s three children are neurodivergent.

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