A Manifesto For Change
Honest, accessible and entertaining, this is a bold and inspiring vision of the future world of work.
Work Like A Woman explains why the way we work now is in desperate need of change, how you can campaign to help make this happen and why we will all – men and women – profit from this.
Women today are working in a man’s culture - and it’s holding us back. In Work Like A Woman, Mary Portas examines the world of employment, how it works against women and what needs to change, as she tells the story of her career – and learning to rewrite the rules.
Taking us through her working life, Mary will look at a range of topics from workplace bullying and accessing promotion, to combining a career with children and the affect that getting divorced and becoming a single parent had on her professional life. Speaking candidly about the traps she fell into – from aping the behaviour seen in aggressive corporate environments to recreating a male working culture within her own business – Mary will explode the myth of women ‘having it all’. She will also track her evolution as a business leader and the decision to rebuild her company from the ground up on a model that today embraces female values.
Examining practical issues – including flexible working and equal pay – and also cultural ones - such as gender bias - Mary will argue for a revolution in the way in which we work.
Work Like A Woman is a manifesto for all: from young women entering the workforce and older women trying to integrate professional and family ambitions, to executives running businesses and creating best practice and the businesses that employ them. Honest, accessible and entertaining, it is a bold and inspiring vision of the future world of work.
“Mary Portas doesn't want to lean in, she wants a whole new office culture.”
“A force for good, for change. This book will make you change the way you think. Mary is my hero.”
Scarlett Curtis, author of Feminists Don't Wear Pink
“I loved this book. Ideas, solutions, wisdom, kindness and zero whining... Everyone should be handed this book with their contract of employment.”
“Really enjoyed reading this and recommending it to everyone. There aren't many books that can claim to change your life, but this one will.”
“Find out why channelling our 'inner goddess' could lead to happiness and success in the workplace.”
“Full of advice for working women.”
“If anyone knows how to get ahead in business it's 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas.”
“The fab Mary Portas calls us to arms.”
“Mary Portas is a woman on a mission.”