Conner Reinhardt on the intersectionality of neurodiversity

Industry leaders discuss business disability inclusion at the 2022 Disability:IN Conference

“We are very broad in servicing anybody from the age of 18 onwards. And even before that in high school programs, they’re able to join the platform for free as a job seeker and create a mentor profile and be a part of our ecosystem,” says Conner Reinhardt, co-founder and COO, Mentra – a network for neurodivergent professionals.

Reinhardt continues, “We are providing jobs of all ranges – everything from the most entry level internships all the way up late career full-time opportunities. And everything in between.”

WorkingNation sat down with Reinhardt at 2022 Disability:IN Conference in Dallas.

He says people with disabilities is a very intersectional group with immense capability. “We see Mentra as a tool to accelerate the neuro-diversification, if I will, of the workforce of the future. We want to make it possible for employers to have no excuse but to hire from this talent pool,” says Reinhardt.

Mentra was in the R&D phase for a couple years, according to Reinhardt, with the team going full-time in March of this year. He notes that in mid-July, the network had a thousand job seekers. “We are looking to grow very rapidly.”

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