Shazia Hussain

Tech Recruiter / BBC Apprentice Candidate 2023

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Speaker Bio

Shazia is a child of Pakistani Immigrants from humble beginnings Shazia is one of 4 siblings growing up in a academic family Shazia struggled to read and write in school. Despite the un diagnosed neuro diverse conditions until the age of 34. Shazia was educated at Goldsmith College London with a degree in media and communication. Shazia’s career is predominantly in the technology recruitment industry working for some of the most prestigious tech companies in the world including JP Morgan Chase, Accenture and Barclays. Having discovered her condition later on in life, Shazia is a advocate for educating and training teachers to spot Nero diverse conditions in children at an early stage so that children can be given the correct support to maximise on their potential in life. Shazia is currently lobbying parliament on this matter.

In 2023 Shazia was also successful in participating in the tv show “the Apprentice” with Lord Allan Sugar. The first ever candidate to champion neurodiversity, saying that her neuro diversity is her super power and launching her second business, Gourmet Mithai, Indian Fusion Desserts. Shazia is a TED speaker and Tech woman100 Champion of the year.

The technology sector has always been at the forefront of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion -& Shazia is extremely proud to work in it as a neurodiverse woman.

Speaker Sessions


Navigating Neurodiversity In Tech

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • HR/DEI
  • Shazia Hussain

    Tech Recruiter / BBC Apprentice Candidate 2023

Whyy is neurodiversity important in technology. Shazia Hussain talks about her experiences of navigating neurodiversity in the technology sector having worked for some of the biggest tech corporations out there, JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, Barclays.. and how to build inclusive teams, support them and what the benefits are

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why is neurodiversity important in tech.
  • What’s Einstein got to do with it?!
  • How and why is it important that we support people with neurodiversity.

This session is for…anyone who wants to understand why neurodiversity is so important in tech

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