Dr. Hala Annabi
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. Her work is published in academic and industry outlets to advance the science and practice of inclusion. Dr. Annabi collaborates with industry leaders to establish best practices for inclusion and recently authored the Autism at Work Playbook in partnership with Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase, and EY. The Autism at Work Playbook is considered the industry guidebook for the design, development and scaling of autism hiring programs.