Meet the founder
After a decade of working as a creative within luxury fashion, Emma launched her consulting, coaching and training business with a focus on women in senior leadership navigating their careers within male dominated environments. With a thriving global client base, Emma developed and delivered robust training programs across the UK and UAE.
Following an ADHD diagnosis, Emma noticed the lack of visibility and representation of women within the Neurodiversity conversation.
Women Beyond the Box officially launched on International Women's day in 2019, with the launch of the now critically acclaimed Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women’ list.
Drawing upon personal experience and that of her clients, Emma developed a series of ‘Curiosity Conversation’ programs with the sole purpose of educating and informing businesses on Neurodiversity, with an emphasis on women, intersectionality and maginalised groups.
“Women Beyond the Box is the platform that I wished had existed when I was navigating my own diagnosis and Curiosity Conversation is the program that I’d have loved my managers to attend. Neither existed, so I created them!”
A lightbulb moment
"After I found out that I had ADHD, I searched online for communities to join, at that time I desperately wanted reassurance and proof that Neurodivergent women could and do thrive in their careers, businesses and life in general. I’d hoped to find women like me, women who were using their innate differences to their advantage, women who were doing well because of their difference - not in spite of it."
For Neurodivergent women;
- To create a platform that increases visibility and amplifies our voices
- To create opportunities to connect and collaborate with other women who ‘get it’ through events and classes
- To create opportunities to connect and collaborate with other women who ‘get it’ through events, talks and classes
- To be a resource for career building & networking
- To inspire the next generation of Neurodivergent women
- To engage and educate people through bespoke training, consultancy and coaching services
- To disrupt the current outdated narrative around Neurodiversity and to engage in fresh conversation with a wider audience.
- To create a ‘brave space’ where difficult conversations are had and where practical solutions are found.