Including Disability in Diversity with Wanda Deschamps

Wanda Deschamps is the founder and principal of Liberty Co – a consultancy focused on increasing the participation level of the Neurodiverse population in the workforce with a special emphasis on autism due to Wanda’s own diagnosis at midlife. 

A champion for inclusion, she enjoys writing and speaking under the banner of the #InclusionRevolution, a worldwide movement launched in 2018 to spearhead broader thinking about disability – especially disability employment. Wanda is also the catalyst behind the #women4women collective focused on gender equality through supporting other women. Combining these two goals provides an avenue for Wanda to be an advocate for women with autism, including as a participant in research into autistic women’s experiences in the workplace.

“If we can drop our judgments, we will have a much more dynamic, vibrant, healthier, brighter, productive workforce.”

On this week’s Startup Women Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, Wanda shares how founders and organizations can embrace neurodiversity and explains that disability is a dimension of diversity.