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19th - 20th March 2025
NEC, Birmingham

CPD Member 

Jacqui Wallis

Jacqui Wallis

CEO, Genius Within CIC

With over 27 years in business, Jacqui is highly experienced in leading service delivery to some of the world’s largest brands. Through Jacqui’s background, innovating in advertising, she understands the importance of communication in the workplace and brings a wealth of experience to her work with Genius Within. Couple that with her motivation, energy, and desire to change the world, she is a tour-de-force in the inclusion space.

As one of three female Directors of Awarding-winning social enterprise Genius Within, Jacqui’s role is to shape and grow Genius Within’s inclusion work within the field of Neurodiversity. Genius Within’s work is strongly rooted in research, building consensus, and expanding understanding in the field of Neurodiversity at Work. Most recently they launched the Centre for Research for Neurodiversity at Work in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London.
As 90% of all disabilities are non-visible it is essential that neurominorities are not forgotten and as a Dyslexic woman, Jacqui has embraced her own spiky profile and appreciates the common oversights that prevent inclusion from becoming a workplace reality. She is ready to break down those barriers!

As an advocate of equity at work within our society, Jacqui strongly believes in the power of purpose - ensuring that individuals are empowered to do what they can uniquely do and to work at their best.

Working in a psychology-led practice, Jacqui and her team advise businesses on how to build inclusive workplaces and cultures, ensuring that neurominorities are able to bring their best self to work every day. She encourages a focus on the environment, not the individual, to engender positive and long-lasting change for her clients.