Alison Maitland Alison is an international business author, journalist, speaker and facilitator who specialises in leadership, diversity, and the new world of work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the books Future Work and Why Women Mean Business.

She speaks and facilitates at public conferences and internal corporate events. Based in the UK, her speaking engagements have taken her across Europe, North America and Australia. She has been widely interviewed on both gender and the future of work.

Alison is a Board director of the International Women’s Forum UK. In 2012, she received a ‘World of Difference 100 Award’ from The International Alliance for Women, in the education category.

She is a Senior Visiting Fellow at London’s Cass Business School and a former Senior Fellow in Human Capital with The Conference Board, where she is Director of the Europe-based Diversity, Inclusion & Culture Change Academy, an executive training programme.

She is an alumna of Collective Leadership, an innovative leadership programme developed by the consultancy PresenceAtWork.


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The Books

Future Work (2ndEd) jacket cover

Future Work: Expanded and updated edition of the global business bestseller is now available, showing how to adapt organisational culture for the new world of work. Published by Palgrave Macmillan 2014. Find out more. Watch this fact-packed short video: Future Work, Changing World

Future Work

Future Work: How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive in the New World of Work, first published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2011.

Why women mean business

Why Women Mean Business, the paperback edition of the award-winning bestseller, published by Wiley in 2009. Read more.

Why women mean business

Why Women Mean Business, the original hardback edition of the groundbreaking business book that explains why “gender is a business issue, not a women’s issue.” Published by Wiley in 2008.