Opening Minds, Changing Mindsets

Empauwer is dedicated to helping organisations embrace neurodiversity and create opportunities for every neurodiverse professional to thrive.

Our Story

It all started with Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility Hackathon – Empauwer’s idea of creating an inclusive onboarding framework for Employers of neurodiverse talent won the Hackathon in 2019. Since then, we have worked tirelessly to create a platform that not only bridges the gap between employers and neurodiverse professionals but becomes a catalyst for positive change in people’s lives.

Empauwer is partly funded by The Enabling Lives Initiative Grant, a strategic initiative by Tote Board managed by SG Enable, supports innovations to address emerging needs and brings valuable solutions to the disability sector.

Our Vision

A world of equal opportunities where neurodiverse individuals are recognized for their special abilities, not their disabilities.

Founding Team

Empauwer is backed by industry veterans, neurodiversity experts and therapists.


Nina Alag Suri

Founder & Chair

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Jussi Keppo

Co-founder & Data Science Head

Farida Charania

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Sri Harsha Allamraju

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Senior Team

Akshaya Narasimhan

Product Design & Customer Success

Kaushik Sake

Product Manager


Ambareesh Tadakamalla

Software Engineer

Advisory Committee Members

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Pratima Amonkar

APAC Leader Cloud and AI Business Strategy
Board Chair D&I, Microsoft

Dr. Ian Macdonald

EMEA Cloud Solutions Architect Leader, Microsoft

Raymond Hounon

Account Director - Google Cloud Platform - Healthcare/Life Sciences, Google

Dr. Amrita Varanasi

Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS

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Garima Rana

Senior Technical Lead, HCL Technologies

Oscar Veronese

Director, Lucanco

Jacqueline Gale

Specialist Teacher for Autism

Shaloo Sharma

Founder and Chief Service Provider, Evoluer Solutions


Gopi Kitnasamy

Head of Rehabilitation Services, MJF Charitable Foundation

Munmun Sen

Group Manager: Diversity and inclusion, HCL Technologies

Dr. Ana Elena Schalk

Learning Development Officer, Technological University Dublin

Garima Singh

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

Our Values

These underlying philosophies guide us in our business and interactions.

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