INdivisible: “the book on inclusion we’ve been waiting for”

IN THIS practical and accessible book, Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele apply fresh ideas to address the gap between the promise and practice of inclusion.

Organizations need the skills and perspectives of the widest possible mix of people to find creative solutions for our challenging future. That requires inclusion. Yet many companies struggle to achieve business outcomes from inclusion. Uncertain what it really looks like, what action to take, or how to measure progress and impact, they too often focus on isolated initiatives.

INdivisible provides an effective way forward. Challenging conventional approaches to inclusion, it sets out a coherent framework to help leaders make the changes they need to achieve visible business impact.

Showing how inclusiveness is indivisible from the way organizations operate, the authors offer compelling case studies, innovative solutions and step-by-step guidance to make it happen – for the sake of sustainable businesses and society.

Buy INdivisible on Amazon, Amazon UK, Waterstones or other leading bookstores around the world. INdivisible can also be ordered from your local, independent book store.

Interested in an Author Keynote, Workshop or Guest Lecture? Contact Rebekah Steele or Alison Maitland for details


A ‘Top Pick’ in Harvard Business School Faculty Summer Reading List

“Smart Read” in the Financial Times Moral Money

Featured in ForbesCompanies need to radically rethink Diversity & Inclusion

World Economic Forum article, How inclusion helps companies succeed

Recommended Reading for 2021, Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, and INdivisible was the topic of this feature in Executive Talent Magazine 

“Very timely” International Coaching Psychology Review



✭✭✭✭✭ More than a handbook – a practical insight and action plan in one

✭✭✭✭✭ So many actionable gems in this book!

✭✭✭✭✭ D&I has to be the main show rather than the side show

✭✭✭✭✭ WARNING: Read this book and you have no more excuses



Future Work, co-authored with Peter Thomson, 2011, 2014

Work is transforming in the digital age. This book sets out the compelling case for a similar transformation in organizational cultures to boost output, cut costs, give employees more freedom and contribute to a greener economy.

Future Work, published in an expanded and updated second edition in 2014, features insightful case studies and updates on fast-moving trends. It provides a clear framework and advice on introducing new ways of working for leaders, managers and employees, with an extra chapter on how individuals can make change happen.

It takes bold leadership and a break with old habits – but the benefits from adapting to the new world of work are already available, and organizations should grasp the opportunities now.

Why Women Mean Business, co-authored with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, 2008, 2009

Gender is a business issue, not a women’s issue. This powerful book brings together in a single, concise volume the multiplicity of opportunities available to companies that really understand what motivates women in the global workplace and marketplace.

Women today make up much of the market and most of the talent pool. Reaching women consumers and developing female talent is essential for sustainable economic growth in the 21st century. Studies show that better gender balance in business means better bottom line results and greater resistance to economic crises.

The book shows why getting gender balance right matters. Packed with ideas from companies that have made it work, it offers views from top business leaders and a step-by-step guide to how we can all become gender bilingual.


Book Testimonials 

“The book on inclusion we’ve all been waiting for … Engaging and informative, INdivisible is a must read for any executive who cares about building better organizations for a better society.” Herminia Ibarra, The Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behaviour, London Business School

INdivisible offers useful advice to senior leaders, middle managers and individuals about actions to knit a diverse workforce into a powerful whole.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and Author of Think Outside the Building

“A must-read for all leaders committed to business success by leveraging Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. The authors make a compelling case for the importance of achieving an inclusive ecosystem through an integrated systemic approach.” Rohini Anand, former SVP Corporate Social Responsibility & Global CDO, Sodexo

“I am impressed by the strong arguments and clear picture presented in this ground-breaking book. It is just what CEOs, C-Suite executives and CDOs need to put strategy, people and processes together for a high-performing organization.” May Snowden, Founder and CEO, Snowden & Associates


Future Work (2ndEd) jacket coverFuture Work is empowerment in practice!” Nuria Chinchilla, Professor of Managing People in Organisations, IESE Business School

“This book provides challenging and persuasive examples of the need to change and is recommended as a wake-up call to the corporate world” Management Today

“Timely insight on the kind of culture organisations need to meet the expectations of today’s workforce” Stewart D Friedman, Emeritus Practice Professor of Management, Wharton School of Business

“Essential reading for anyone wanting to gain a glimpse of the future and understand the new world of work” Philip Ross, CEO


Why women mean business

“An innovative and stimulating book” The Financial Times

“Any company that is serious about success must get serious about women, and this book shows them how” Margaret Heffernan

“Gives example after example of the price that we all pay for a situation in which ‘women may hold the keys but men still control the locks’.” The Times

“Establishes an inarguable, last-word-on-the-subject business case for why organisations absolutely must get better at attracting, retaining, inspiring and promoting talented women.” Sally Helgesen