Sam founded ADHD Girls in 2020 before her own ADHD diagnosis at 40, and identifying as an autistic, dyspraxic, and Touretter. She is passionate about reframing the medical labels given to neurodivergents, where we see each individual as more than their diagnosis, through intersectional lens of culture, class, race, and life stage as a parent.
Why you should book Samantha Hiew for your next event
- Samantha often speaks at virtual and LIVE events, challenging the perception of normal and is celebrated for her words that inspire hope and serve as catalysts for change and understanding.
- She also runs workshops with actionable insights to create more neuroinclusive workplaces.
Dr Samantha Hiew began her career as a cancer research scientist on her way to Harvard, until the education trauma from her undiagnosed neurodivergence set her on a very different path.
She became the only commercial model onset to have a PhD – her clients jokingly calls her Dr Sam. She would laugh along, but deep down, there was a growing existential anxiety from not knowing where she fit into, so she explored across 16 sectors. Here she built a communications consultancy and identified her passion for creative expression.
Sam sealed her dual mission for ADHD Girls to empower girls and women with ADHD to thrive in society; and bridge the gap in knowledge between her community and our work & education ecosystems.
Because she’d spent a lifetime working out what it takes to stay in a job, and to pivot, she learned the elements that are indispensable to find our places in the world of work.
Sam has given talks and spoken on panels for SAP, Deutsche Bank, Virgin Active, Bloomberg, BBC, Arm, PodPoint, This Can Happen Global Conference, and recently brought ADHDers and the world of work together at the first ADHD Best Practice at Work conference. She received multiple nominations of Stereotype Buster and Community Choice Awards at the 2022 Celebrating Neurodiversity Awards.
See keynotes with Samantha Hiew