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.


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


Farida Charania

Co-Founder & CEO


Akshaya Narasimhan

Product Design & Customer Success


Ambareesh Tadakamalla

Software Enginner

Board of Directors


Nina Alag Suri

Founder & Chair


Jussi Keppo

Board Member

Advisory Committee Members


Sri Harsha Allamraju

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), X0PA AI


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

Shaloo Sharma

Founder and Chief Service Provider, Evoluer Solutions


Gopi Kitnasamy

Head of Rehabilitation Services, MJF Charitable Foundation

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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