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First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading.

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Aug 21, 2023

Nate Shalev is a leading expert and advisor on inclusivity helping to create workplace cultures where both businesses and people thrive. They were named a LinkedIn Top Voice and have been highlighted in the Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Nate earned a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and an MA from New York University. They are the founder of Revel Impact, a consultancy that specializes in social impact and diversity, equity & inclusion.

During this episode, you will hear Nate talk about:

  • How they realized that they are autistic
  • The intersections between their transgender and autistic identities
  • Some of the negative experiences they had at work, which led them to start their own business
  • The training and advising they do at companies to help build inclusive practices and open up communications between managers and teams
  • How to be a good ally to your trans and autistic coworkers
  • Creating work systems that can benefit everyone

Learn more about Nate’s work at and on LinkedIn.

This episode is sponsored by Misfit Media: a podcast about queerness, disability, fatness and more with a focus on personal experience, knowledge and intracommunity topics. Tune in every Sunday for bite-sized episodes, in which the host Delta talks about all sorts of things ranging from being non-binary, neurodivergence or living in a fat body. Misfit Media is available at and wherever you get your podcasts.

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