Dr Samantha Hiew

25th August 2023

2023 Shortlisted Nominee
Positive Role Model Award: Gender

Dr Samantha Hiew is a professional speaker, scientist, and social entrepreneur who founded ADHD Girls when she was diagnosed with ADHD at 40, and identified as autistic. With a unique insight from living on the cusp of two cultures, ethnicity, and class, balancing motherhood and career across 16 sectors, Sam uncovered hidden stories of neurodivergents from underrepresented groups and across eclectic life circumstances. Built on collective insights from the neurodiverse community, Sam advocates for neurodivergent women’s empowerment and intersectional inclusion through storytelling, weaving neuro-, psycho-, and physiological sciences to humanise neurodiversity and intersectionality. Sam’s talks illuminate the spectrum of human experience and struggles, bridge the empathy gap, and foster a sense of safety and belonging in oneself and the collective - sparking conversations and igniting positive actions.