Great Minds Think Different 2019 – press release

Great Minds Think Different 2019 - Press Release

Great Minds Think Different 2019!

Great Minds Think Different is back! Exceptional Individuals is celebrating the skills and creativity of dyslexic and neurodivergent people everywhere once again with Great Minds Think Different 2019.

Exceptional Individuals help to address the disproportionate amount of neurodivergent individuals struggling to find work, offering recruitment and in-work support for neurodivergent candidates. In celebration of the fantastic neurodiverse community, Exceptional Individuals has invited musicians, journalists and artists perform and discuss their experiences. We want to create the space for performances, discussions and films that will help to transform the conversation around neurodivergence in the media and in the workplace.

To help us do this, we can confirm that Gabriela Eva, a dyslexic British singer and songwriter who has performed at Glastonbury, will be featuring at the event. We will also welcome Chi Chi Izundu from the BBC, an award-winning radio journalist, to help us build awareness of neurodiversity in the media.

The event is on Tuesday 26 November from 7pm at Platform Southwark. Exceptional Individuals encourages anyone to attend who is interested in how neurodiversity and creativity interlinks, and what people can do to make workplaces more inclusive.

Matt Boyd, founder of Exceptional Individuals, said: “Sharing the creative ways we can express ourselves and our neurodiversity is at the heart of what we do. The event will showcase some of our new projects and the aim is to share creative content and stories so that it is a hub for people to find inspiration and read more about individual experiences.”

The stats are stark: studies show that 10% of the population are dyslexic while around 40% of unemployed people are. There are many contributing factors to this, but complicated recruitment processes and a lack of inclusive workplaces are two big factors. It is paramount to raise awareness of these challenges and help organisations become more receptive to neurodiverse change.

For those who attend Great Minds Think Different 2019, there is also the opportunity to receive an early digital copy of Exceptional Individual’s Social Impact Report, which is gradually being released throughout November.


For media enquiries, please contact or call us on 0208 133 6046.

The event web page can be found here:

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You can view videos of previous Great Minds Think Different events at the following url:

Exceptional Individual​s is a social enterprise whose mission is to provide employment opportunities to dyslexic people and work with inclusive employers to utilise all the unique skills a dyslexic can bring. Find out more.

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