2-3 October 2024

ExCel London


Akua Opong

Neurodiversity & Mental Health Advocate.

Speaker profile

Akua is an experienced Chartered IT professional having worked in financial services for over 6 years, currently at LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group. Outside of her main role, Akua is a keen diversity and inclusion advocate, a mental health champion, Community Action Lead for the UK Charity Committee, LSEG’s UK Accessibility Lead, and Community Lead for both Women’s Inspired Network and WIN Tech Network.

She is passionate about raising the profile of women in STEM, as a Cajigo Mentor and STEM Ambassador. Akua is a neurodiversity advocate (self-identifies as Dyslexic and has ADHD), an avid fundraiser, plus a charity volunteer and a keen sports volunteer for Netball England and British Athletics.

Career highlights include being featured in Investment Week, Forbes, various guest blogs and the Voices in the Shadows book, volume 1. Other highlights include Women Tech Network awards judge, Creative Curator for Women Beyond the Box, WeAreTheCity Technology Rising Star 2022, Involve Empower Top 100, Baton STEM Trailblazer Award 2022 and Innovate Finance FinTech Powerlist 2023 (Standout 45).


Thursday 19 October


15:40 - 16:10   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: ADHD, not just for boys!

Vanessa Vallely OBE

Managing Director,

Dr Samantha Hiew

Founder ,
ADHD Girls

Professor Nancy Doyle

Head of Partnership Development,
Genius Within CIC

Akua Opong

Neurodiversity & Mental Health Advocate



4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


2-3 October 2024

ExCel London