Microsoft: Tech means marketing is now a career option for more people

Marketing has not always been the most inclusive industry or considered a career option for people with conditions such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, says Paul Davies, consumer marketing director at Microsoft. But as technology evolves and support improves, it is opening the door for more young people.

However, more must be done to remove the stigma of such learning difficulties, says Steven Woodgate, Surface and HoloLens UK marketing lead at Microsoft, who has both dyslexia and dyspraxia.

“We did an amazing campaign last year based on an insight that 61% of students in five years’ time will be in jobs that don’t exist today, which gives kids like myself opportunities. Technology isn’t just…

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