Marcia Brissett-Bailey

International Speaker

As an advocate of dyslexia and neurodiversity champion, woman, and a mother of two, author of the book – Black, Brilliant, and Dyslexic. Marcia is passionate about enabling other dyslexic and neurodiverse people to find their voice, in having positive role models as dyslexia does not discriminate.

Marcia has navigated her education and career by ‘hacking the system’, to develop tools that have earned accolades including – The Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women in the UK 2022 and the British Dyslexia Adult of the Year Award. She has also been named one of the 133 Women Who Changed the World in 2023.

Marcia is a special educational specialist and has worked for the last 30 years as an educator from primary school to Higher education – she has worked the majority of her career in post-16 education as a qualified careers adviser and SEND lead – supporting students to achieve their aspiration and support career building and management.

She holds a degree in Information science, a post-grad in Careers Guidance, certification in person-centered Counselling Skills, a diploma in Specialist Teaching, and an MA in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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