Our Mission and Values
Our mission is to help neurodivergent job-seekers find meaningful employment with inclusive employers. We want to support these employers to attract, recruit and integrate neurodivergent talent.
For decades hiring neurodivergent people has been seen as something 'nice to do' and a charitable act. Enna is here to change this. We're committed to helping employers realise the exceptional talent and skillsets neurodivergent people have to offer and the tangible benefits this can have on their workforce.
Its time to a world where neurodivergent individuals can thrive and we hope you will join us to do this.
Why Enna Was Born
Growing up, I understood that my Father and Brother were ‘different’. Why did they feel so uncomfortable in new situations, with new people and doing different things? Later, my Mum told me that they were autistic and dyslexic. For a long time, these words didn’t mean much to me. During my time at University, I developed an interest in understanding what they were, how it affected people like my dad and brother. I soon learnt that my brother and father weren’t alone, especially in their struggles to find employment.
Neurodiversity and Unemployment
After doing research during as a student, I learnt that over 15% of the worlds population are neurodiverse, to which over 60% of all autistic adults in the UK were unemployed. This represented a staggering 500,000 people, with lots of talent, skills, and a collective desire to get a job.
I discovered that accessibility was a key problem facing neurodivergent people, which meant that many neurodivergent individuals were missing out on opportunities to get into sustainable employment.
Traditional recruitment methods just weren’t favourable to different ways of thinking and doing, and often meant many neurodivergent candidates felt pressured, anxious and uncomfortable. Employers were therefore missing out on neurodivergent talent.
Following this, I decided to widen my research, and got into contact with employers to understand their perspectives. Why were employers not hiring these talented individuals? Employers told me that they didn’t understand ‘invisible' disabilities and didn’t know where to find support.
Connecting Employers to Neurodivergent Talent
In 2019, Enna was founded. We're here to help make our global workforce more neurodiverse, inclusive and accessible.
We operate as a specialist employers network, which connects talented neurodivergent individuals to job opportunities to inclusive employers, whilst supporting and educating employers.
This, in total, means more individuals are getting into meaningful employment, and employers are able to utilise an untapped talent pool and benefit from what diversity offers.
Enna (formerly Stack) was founded by Emily Banks in 2019 and later renamed to Enna in 2021. After working in corporate banking, she realised that there was significant lack of neurodiversity from both graduate level to executive leadership.
As well as this, she realised there were huge barriers to employment for neurodivergent talent, and wanted to find a way to connect employers to an untapped talent pool.
She is very passionate about neurodiversity and is always happy to offer advice and support online or over a coffee, so feel free to get in touch.