Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Autism in the workplace: Building a place of belonging

Candi Gennaro, a Siemens Healthineers colleague, learned to fully embrace her autism – the challenges and benefits that come with it. She also stands up for the needs of the neurodiverse community, including helping to design an inclusive workspace for everyone.
4 min
Julia Nedoma
Published on 31. März 2023

Only six years ago, Candi Gennaro learned that she is autistic. At that time, she didn’t know much about the invisible disability. Understanding her autism meant discovering herself and understanding all the benefits that come along with the challenge it brings to her life. Today, she is using her strengths to advocate for the needs of the neurodiverse community and is even helping our company to build a more inclusive workplace.    

Candi standing in the library and is smiling.

Advocating for quiet office spaces to focus

Turning a challenge into a chance

Listen to Candi who speaks about the new office in Malvern.

By Julia Nedoma

Julia Nedoma is an editor at Siemens Healthineers.