A Neurodivergent Woman’s Guide To Getting Ahead In The Workplace

Whether you’re a woman who’s been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger’s, dyslexia, or another variation of neurodiversity, your neurological differences shouldn’t hold you back from applying for your dream job or succeeding in the workplace. These resources presented by Walking Through Life as Women will help you to navigate the workplace and get ahead in your career, regardless of your neurological differences and gender. 

Getting Ahead as a Woman with Neurological Differences

Don’t let neurodiversity prevent you from getting ahead in your career. These tips for neurodivergent women will help you to find your dream job, connect with other female professionals, and get ahead in the workplace. 

Navigating the Workplace as a Neurodivergent Woman

Navigating the workplace can be challenging enough as a woman, and your neurological differences may add another level of difficulty to working in an office environment. However, the following tips will help you to overcome some of these challenges and get ahead in your career. 

  • Get tips on working in an office environment when you’re neurodiverse. You’ll learn how to reduce distractions, improve focus, manage time, multitask, and deal with sensory challenges. 
  • Find out what other women are doing to navigate their neurodiversity in the workplace. 
  • Jay Hobbs of Autism Awareness offers some tips on communicating with employers and succeeding in the workplace if you have ASD. 
  • Know your rights under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and file a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commision if you believe you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace. 

Tips to Improve Work-From-Home Productivity

While working from home can be beneficial to neurodivergent individuals, it also poses a few challenges. Here are some tips to overcome these challenges for maximum focus and productivity. 

  • Learn how to stay focused, productive, and sane while working from home in the age of COVID-19. 
  • Consider changes to your home that could make it a better place to work.
  • If you decide to make changes to your home, keep track of the changes you make. This could help your appraisal value should you choose to sell!
  • If your neurodiversity makes working from home more of a struggle, you’re not alone. These tips and tricks from the SAS Institute could help. 
  • Consume a sensory-friendly diet to regulate your nervous system while working remotely. 

Succeeding in the workplace can be tough as a woman, and your neurodiversity could make it even harder to get ahead in your career. But with these resources, you’ll have everything you need to land your dream job, navigate the workplace as a woman with neurological differences, and boost focus and productivity while working from home.

By Julia Merrill  (befriendyourdoc.org)


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