Alison Maitland Alison is an international business writer, speaker, facilitator and coach who specialises in leadership, inclusion, and the changing 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.  In 2012, she received a ‘World of Difference 100 Award’ from The International Alliance for Women, in the education category.

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The Books

Future Work (2ndEd) jacket cover

Future Work: Expanded and updated edition of the global business bestseller, 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 edition published by Palgrave Macmillan in 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.