Speaker - University of Washington

Dr. Hala Annabi

Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington


Dr. Hala Annabi is an Associate Professor of Information Management and Director of ACCESS-IT Research Group professor in the University of Washington’s Information School. Her research and consulting focus on creating and maintaining inclusive learning organizations. Dr. Annabi investigates diversity and inclusion initiatives aimed at recruiting, retaining, and advancing women, women of color, and neurodivergent employees. She pursues lines of inquiry focused on improving inclusive product management and her work is published in academic and industry outlets to advance the science and practice of inclusion. Dr. Annabi has worked closely with industry leaders since 2017 to establish best practices for neuroinclusion. She has authored the Autism at Work Playbook and the Neurodiversity Playbook Employee Engagement and Growth Series in partnership with The Neurodiversity at Work Employer Roundtable which includes firms such as Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase, and EY. The Autism at Work Playbook is considered the industry guidebook for designing, developing, and scaling neurodiversity hiring programs.