In the latest She Mentors podcast, we interview Ashleigh Wilson, a neurodiversity advocate with Asperger's Syndrome.
Ashleigh is one of Brisbane’s Top Women In Tech and has spent the last year changing the conversation around Asperger’s Syndrome and encouraging employers and business owners to see the benefits of hiring neurodiverse talent.
After being bullied for being different throughout her childhood, she spent the first part of her life hiding who she really was, "disguising herself as normal".
Years later, in a new role she loved, she experienced an anxiety episode which prompted her to tell her manager she had Asperger's. Instead of feeling isolated and alone, she suddenly felt empowered to tell her story.
Since then she's gone on speak at Pause Fest; been listed in Brisbane's Top Women In Tech; and has found her voice as an advocate for neurodiversity. She also gives back 1 hour each month to help others in the She Mentors community, too.
Connect with Ashleigh on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @ashlebug. Ashleigh is also available for The Mentor Hour too, so book her hour here.