Category: Diversity

  • Being an ally

    Being an ally

    The little things matter (and why I’ve changed my branding). You may have noticed that the site has gone through a bit of a revamp; and my colour scheme has changed? (Or you may not, that’s ok too). I wanted to spend some time talking about what I’ve changed how the site looks; because it’s […]

  • The Disability Price Tag

    The Disability Price Tag

    How bad service design punishes those with a disability. If you’ve never heard of the ‘Disability Price Tag’; the simplest way to describe it is that it’s the price you pay for costly mistakes due to symptoms of (or a byproduct of) your disability. People with ADHD are so often hit by the disability price […]

  • Somewhere under the Double Rainbow

    Somewhere under the Double Rainbow

    Discussing Intersectionality  in the LGBTQIA+ & Neurodivergent community As a queer woman with ADHD, the subject of intersectionality is one I’ve always been interested in. There have been numerous discussions and studies about the links between people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Gender Dysphoria; with the theory being that there are many Trans/ gender-diverse […]

  • The managers guide to understanding ADHD

    The managers guide to understanding ADHD

    (and why it’s often misunderstood for CIS women in particular) Let’s talk about ADHD We’ve all seen characters with ADHD on TV and in books etc, try and think of a few examples and I bet they all fit in one stereotypical box; “the naughty young white boy acting out in class”. But not only […]

  • Neurodiverse parenting

    Neurodiverse parenting

    One thing I’ve noticed, since I started blogging and talking more openly about being Neurodiverse myself, is how many people have reached out to me virtually or in real life to chat about how they as parents support their children who are (or might be) neurodiverse. I’ve spoken publicly many times (especially on twitter) about […]

  • ‘The question is who… are you?’

    ‘The question is who… are you?’

    Why being a Leader doesn’t mean not being yourself. Chatting to a friend over the weekend, she mentioned her work had been encouraging her to go for more leadership type roles in the last year; but she hadn’t done it so far as she was worried she could never ‘fit in’ or be seen as […]

  • We need to talk about salary

    A massive pet peeve of mine is when I see roles that don’t advertise their salary clearly; and I’m aware they are plenty of others out there who share my annoyance. So why aren’t we as employers better about being open about pay? I think ‘growing up’ in the civil service spoiled me when it […]

  • Having pride in our diversity and learning to be inclusive

    June is Pride Month when members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies come together in different ways to celebrate, remember and reflect. As such, now June is over, I wanted to reflect on the things I learnt this year. This June was a Pride Month like no over, because of COVID-19; lockdown meant that […]

  • Welcome to the Dark Side.

    Last week I started working for @BeDifrent, a business transformation agency working with both Public and Private sector clients to help them deliver #TechForGood. This is a massive change for me, I spent almost 15 years in the Public Sector, I always said I was a public servant for life, and in my heart I […]

  • Being a visible leader with an invisible disability.

    Hi, I’m Zoe and I’m a NeuroDiverse Senior Civil Servant. Last week I attended Civil Service Live, it was an interesting day, with sessions on everything from AI and keeping abreast of new technologies, to Transformation to resilience and personal wellbeing. The session that stood out most for me was the “Making Government an event greater […]