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Bring your

neurodiversity

to work 

Use our accessible web app to match with employers who value your strengths.

Neurodiversity is the diversity of human brains and minds -- the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species (such as autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, etc.)

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Sample Mentra profile
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Get closer to getting hired
with our inclusive profile.

The Mentra Profile goes

beyond the traditional resume to provide a platform for self expression, especially for those with under-utilized talents.

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The Mentra profile captures
the unique characteristics and environmental preferences of the individual and the job that are crucial to making or breaking a job fit.

Apply once to Mentra, and our team will take it from there

Mentra is a free service that puts you in front of inclusive recruiters rather than forcing you to go after them. Some call this a virtual “reverse job fair”.

 

Once you join our talent pool and fill in our 20 - 30 minute application, we’ll find you ideal career opportunities where your brain and heart can thrive.

 

How does Mentra work for job seekers?

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At Mentra, we care about each and every one of our candidates. We'll help you get your dream job and stay in touch after your start date to make sure your new position is everything you want it to be.

Apply your brain and heart to thrive in diverse roles.

Mentra knows that autistic job seekers are passionate and thrive in any field. We're working with employers in a diverse range of industries to make sure that our candidates can find any role they're interested in, whether it's technical, creative, advocacy-based, or anything else.

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A human-centered design approach.

Based on our research initiated at Georgia Tech, the team has learned what data is instrumental to making or breaking a good job fit. We have spent over 2 years understanding the autism community to intimately understand pain points and success factors in a job position. Today, we are working with employers to examine and address barriers in the employment process.

Mentra's four profile areas ensure a successful fit.

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Strengths and personality

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Environmental preferences

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Career background

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Personal information

Our founding story

Mentra's founder Jhillika Kumar speaks about the barriers faced by neurodiverse individuals during the hiring process, her personal connection to the movement, and why Mentra's mission matters now more than ever.

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Meet the Mentra team.

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Conner Reinhardt

COO / Co-Founder

As a recently-diagnosed autistic self-advocate, I've witnessed the extraordinary talents of the neurodiverse community firsthand. Behind the layers of inefficiency in today's hiring process, there is immense potential to innovate a new system that's able to value and recognize these key players in the workforce of tomorrow.

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Jhillika Kumar

CEO / Founder

My personal experiences with my non-speaking, autistic brother ignited my passion to advocate for disability rights and design a world where my brother can one day find a job. I am a social impact entrepreneur and speaker/advocate for disability empowerment.

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Shea Belsky

CTO

I'm an autistic self-advocate, and the product of countless educators and supporters over the years. Because of my journey, I'm uniquely positioned to be able to improve the experiences of disabled jobseekers. All of us should be able to lead meaningful lives, and the neurodiverse are no exception to that.

Built by neurodiverse
individuals, for neurodiverse individuals.

We are stronger in numbers.

 

We are a team of disability advocates and autistic self-advocates working hard to level the playing field in the job finding process. If you join us, it helps us help you. We will advocate for you with every employer and CEO we talk to so they can leverage this platform to succeed.

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An innovator that's changing conversations.

ACL: Administration for Community Living
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GCDD: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
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ASAN: Autistic Self Advocacy Network
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Our Global Reach

When Jhillika unveiled Mentra’s mission during her ​keynote speech​ at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (the world’s leading Women in Technology conference), the startup gained exposure on public platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter around the globe. In her speech in front of an international audience of over 25,000, Jhillika drew on her vision of a future where neurodiverse individuals are valued for their strengths in the workforce. D&I leaders

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