Director of Inclusion and Compliance,
Co-Founder of SEI Neurodiversity@Work
In 2017, SEI created the Austism@Work Program, designed to provide internship opportunities to individuals on the autism spectrum, because she recognized a gap within the financial services industry for these individuals interested in the field. As part of this program, the program leaders created a curriculum that includes several “discovery weeks” in which candidates focus on familiarizing themselves with the workplace culture. Interns in this program are granted voluntary self-disclosure, allowing them the option to decide whether to disclose their condition while they are being evaluated for their skills and organizational impact. The enhancement: In Fall 2019, SEI expanded the Autism@Work program to include more members from the neurodiverse community, not just those on the Autism Spectrum. The program was renamed Neurodiversity@Work.