Invisible Disabilities Research Survey
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I'm not a researcher, sociologist, or graduate student. I am a HR professional with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion with expertise in coaching, mentoring and tech recruiting.
Earlier this year I interviewed a group of professional women with a variety of ID's in anticipation of submitting a speakers proposal to Anita Borg Institute's Grace Hopper Conference (the preeminent conference for women in tech). While the reviewers of my proposal had positive comments, their feedback was:
"Before reading this submission, I was not familiar with the term ID and would guess other attendees would also need more insight into what it is and more details on the mental illnesses that might be considered IDs."
This complete lack of awareness and understanding of the term ID indicated a glaring need to expand the conversation. The goal of this project is to expand the pool of input directly from professional women who are carrying on successful albeit challenged careers with any ID.