30 People to follow on LinkedIn who post information about dyslexia – Part 2

Last week, in part 1 of this article, I discussed how people are being more open and honest about their dyslexia in the workplace, since LinkedIn added ‘dyslexic thinking’ as a skill on their skills portfolio in March 2022. Here is the second part of the article where I will look at a further 15 … Continue reading 30 People to follow on LinkedIn who post information about dyslexia – Part 2

30 People to follow on LinkedIn who post information about dyslexia – Part 1

In March 2022, LinkedIn added ‘dyslexic thinking’ as a skill on their skills portfolio. However, long before that there has been a movement from dyslexic people to be more open and honest about their own experiences or gain knowledge from experts who may not be dyslexic themselves but have expertise in the area of neurodiversity. … Continue reading 30 People to follow on LinkedIn who post information about dyslexia – Part 1

Anna Krys – From Dogpatch Labs to Diversity and Inclusion champion to Ukrainian refugee to entrepreneur in Dublin

Anna Krys is an alumnus of Dogpatch Labs. She decided to leave her position there to return to her native Ukraine to develop Diversity and Inclusion based programmes. Anna began to get involved in CFC Big Ideas to promote her award winning work. Incredibly, after the war broke out she still managed to continue her … Continue reading Anna Krys – From Dogpatch Labs to Diversity and Inclusion champion to Ukrainian refugee to entrepreneur in Dublin

Irish people who work in entertainment or the arts and are Dyslexic

Following on from two of my most successful articles on the site to date (Leaders of Medium and Large Organisations in Ireland who have Dyslexia, and Irish start-up founders embracing their Dyslexia) here are 15 Irish people from the world of entertainment and the arts who openly discuss their Dyslexia: Pauline Bewick - Artist Having moved … Continue reading Irish people who work in entertainment or the arts and are Dyslexic

How dyslexia has helped me in work or education

Dyslexia affects approximately 15% of the population. Although the exact figures of unemployment or under-employment (people being highly qualified but not working in their preferred area) is estimated to be somewhere between 75-85%. However there is what is described as "the double empathy problem”. There’s a lot of fear and trepidation on both sides. Employers … Continue reading How dyslexia has helped me in work or education

Top Tips for job interviews (in person and virtual)

Nobody likes job interviews. It's particularly difficult for those that are neurodivergent. It gets even more complicated when you add in virtual interviews which are commonplace now. Having done 135 interviews in 10 years (which shakes out to be over 1 a month), you pick up a few hints and tricks. So to play it … Continue reading Top Tips for job interviews (in person and virtual)

21 Award Winning Irish entrepreneurs who have a disability

It's 2021's International People's With Disabilities Day. According to the 2016 census there are 643,131 people in Ireland diagoised with a disability. That doesn't include conditions such as neurodiversity where people can go undiagonised well into adulthood. It's often said "if you can't see it, you can't be it", so far aspiring Fionn Crombie Angus … Continue reading 21 Award Winning Irish entrepreneurs who have a disability

People in Ireland with Down Syndrome and the companies that support them

According to the Irish Down Syndrome Association “Down Syndrome is a common congenital chromosomal anomaly. It is found worldwide. Down Syndrome occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in the body.” The association goes on to say “ there are approximately 7,000 Irish people with Down Syndrome, with every one in 444 … Continue reading People in Ireland with Down Syndrome and the companies that support them

Film producer, interviewer, educator, musician and businessman Fionn of Fionnathan Productions is asking, “Why can’t someone with Down Syndrome be a CEO?

Having interviewed over 600 people, been a guest lecture at more than 30 colleges and having their exhibitions in galleries throughout Ireland, the UK and New York, and being an expert violin and fiddle player Fionn Angus Crombie and his father Jonathan Angus created Fionnathan Productions to promote Diversity and Inclusion by showing that someone … Continue reading Film producer, interviewer, educator, musician and businessman Fionn of Fionnathan Productions is asking, “Why can’t someone with Down Syndrome be a CEO?

Irish people who are visually impaired

According to The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) “There are an estimated 246,773 people in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.  The term ‘visual impairment’ covers moderate sight loss, severe sight loss and blindness.” Here are just some of the inspirational people with sight loss who are thriving in their careers: … Continue reading Irish people who are visually impaired

Irish people who have gone through cancer treatment

According to The Irish Cancer Society’s website ‘Current estimates state that more than 40,000 people in Ireland get cancer each year. This figure comprises both invasive and non-invasive tumours, as well as non-melanoma skin cancers.’ People with cancer can often think the worst when they get the diagnosis. However here are just some of the … Continue reading Irish people who have gone through cancer treatment