2-3 October 2024

ExCel London


Thursday 19 October

15:40 - 16:10   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: ADHD, not just for boys!

This panel discussion, hosted by Vanessa Vallely OBE will bring together experts and lived experience on the topic of ADHD. Vanessa will be joined by Dr Nancy Doyle, Founder Genius Within, Co-Director Centre for Neurodiversity at Work, Samantha Hiew PhD, Founder of ADHD Girls and Akua Opong, Neurodiversity & Mental Health Advocate.

The panel will discuss what ADHD is, how it is diagnosed, the stereotypes around ADHD, diagnosis of women in midlife, how to be inclusive of neurodiverse individuals and tips for those who are newly diagnosed. Also hear from Samantha Hiew who is the founder of ADHD girls to find out more about her community, ADHD Girls. This session will also cover the lived experiences and diagnosis stories of the entire panel who are all neurodiverse.

See speaker profiles

Vanessa Vallely OBE


Dr Samantha Hiew

ADHD Girls

Professor Nancy Doyle

Genius Within CIC

Akua Opong



4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


2-3 October 2024

ExCel London