Alison is a business author, speaker and conference moderator who specialises in leadership, diversity, and the new world of work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the critically acclaimed Future Work and of the bestseller Why Women Mean Business. She contributes regular articles to the Financial Times, The Conference Board Review and other media.
Alison is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital with The Conference Board and directs the Board's Europe-based Council for Diversity in Business. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at London's Cass Business School.
She speaks and moderates at many public conferences and internal corporate events. Based in the UK, her recent speaking engagements have taken her across Europe and North America. She has been widely interviewed by national and international media, and by researchers, on both gender and work.
In 2012, she received a "World of Difference 100 Award" from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).