Alison Maitland 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 books Future Work and Why Women Mean Business. She contributes articles to a wide variety of international media including the Financial Times.

Alison is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital with The Conference Board and directs the Board’s Europe-based Council for Diversity & Inclusion 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 speaking engagements have taken her across Europe, and to North America and Australia. She has been widely interviewed by national and international media, and by researchers, on both gender and the future of work.

Alison is a board director of IWF UK. In 2012, she received a “World of Difference 100 Award” from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).


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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 the fast-packed short video: Changing World, Changing Work

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.