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Neurodiverse talent in the workplace.

Posted Mon 18th Mar 2019 at 11:54
by Alice Franklin


Alice Franklin, Strategy Intern at BBH London, shares her story of starting her career as a neurodiverse talent.

Hear about how Alice's Tourettes and Aspergers caused years of struggle in her job search before she interviewed (after applying a second time!) at BBH, the challenges that arise in the office, how being autistic makes her a killer strategist, and how the agency world can make interviews and office spaces more inclusive to those who process information differently. 

Topics Discussed

  • How Alice discovered advertising as the right career for her, and why nothing’s ever boring as a strategist.
  • Living with Tourette’s and autism, feeling unemployable after being diagnosed the summer after graduation, and how Alice's condition affected her job application process.
  • Deciding to handle her interview at BBH different after two years of applying, and what kept Alice going during her long job search.
  • The challenges that arise working at an agency, and the strengths that she brings to the office.
  • How agencies can make their hiring processes and offices more inclusive to those on the spectrum.

You can listen to the 'We are Next' podcast with Alice here.

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