Sarah fell in love with product back in 2014, where she created the UK’s first social network for parents of autistic children, winning three awards and making a positive difference for thousands of families. Sarah joined YouGov in 2021 after nearly a decade in senior product roles across hospitality, housing, social care, sport and fitness. She leads the team that builds engaging and rewarding experiences for YouGov’s 15 million panellists in 55 countries, working daily with data scientists, analysts and engineers. She’s passionate about changing the world with technology and believes the best way to do this is through brilliantly diverse teams focused on a compelling mission.

Sessions

1 in 7 people are neurodivergent: our brains are wired differently and we experience the world in unusual ways. If you lead a team, there’s a good chance you’ve met one or more of us! Building a culture where neurodivergent people thrive takes work, but the rewards are immense. In this session I’ll share my experience as a neurodivergent woman in data. We’ll discuss your questions, challenges, and ideas and opportunities for inclusion in a safe and supportive space.
Over the last 10 years, and especially in the last two, the data landscape of businesses has fundamentally changed. Good data science and engineering can help commercial results explode, and deliver outstanding return on investment. However, it’s not always easy. If you’ve ever seen someone’s eyes glaze over when you start a technical presentation, or you’re struggling to communicate the value of what you’re delivering, this session is for you.
In this panel we will discuss approaches with leaders in the field who have first hand experience of managing neurodiversity in the work place. Welcome questions from the audience as to how everyone can maximise their and their teams super powers