Alison is an experienced conference speaker, chair and facilitator. As an expert on women in business, leadership and the changing workplace, she has spoken at events across North America and Europe. She has addressed many public conferences, as well as internal events at companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unilever and UBS.

Her speaking engagements have included the International Monetary Fund seminar for International Women's Day in Washington D.C., the launch of the Center for Creative Leadership's EMEA campus in Brussels, the Linkage Women in Leadership Summit in San Francisco, the JUMP Forum for professional women in Brussels, and numerous corporate events.

Since 2007, Alison has worked with The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association. She is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital and Director of the Board's Europe-based Council for Diversity in Business, a peer-to-peer network of senior executives from multinational companies. She is also Program Director of the Board's Academy for New Diversity & Inclusion Leaders.

As an independent moderator, Alison has chaired a wide range of events including: a debate on women in economic decision-making at the European Union's 2009 conference on Gender Equality; a panel on board quotas at the Board Impact conference in Oslo in 2010; and the opening session of the European Employment Lawyers' Association conference in Dublin in 2012. She also chaired expert round-tables on diversity in Shanghai and London in 2011-12 for a joint project by ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, and the Economic and Social Research Council, and wrote the introductory and concluding reports.

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Alison Maitland
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"Alison is a thoughtful, insightful and highly articulate expert on management, reputation and leadership. Her understanding of these issues and ability to engage with both speakers and audience ensured an impressive and thought-provoking event. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
Sandra Macleod, CEO, Echo Research

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