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  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473564763
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 5 hr 12 min
  • Narrator: Mary Portas
  • RRP: $18.99

Work Like a Woman

A Manifesto For Change

Apowerful and personal manifesto about how the way we work is in desperate need of change, and how women and men can come together to make that happen for the benefit of all.

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Work Like a Woman written and read by Mary Portas.

By most people's standards I would say I've had a pretty good career. I've reached the top of the 'ladder' and been lucky enough to have had a damned good life. But at what cost?

At the cost of who I truly was.

I played the business game for years, where the rules were set by men for men. I was tough and aggressive. I put in long hours, was competitive and resilient. But I suppressed my natural energy, sensitivity and instinct. I worked like this until I couldn't any more. And then I changed.

My team and I rebuilt my business on the values that matter: collaboration, empathy, instinct and trust. Values not always associated with leadership or winning, but which have made every one of us feel good.

Now I want to share what I've learned through my own experiences, and am still learning, to change the way you work so that female energy and power will be seen as the most valuable currency in today's new world of work.

It's time to create an unstoppable force for change. A feminine force.

It's time to #WorkLikeAWoman.

  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473564763
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 5 hr 12 min
  • Narrator: Mary Portas
  • RRP: $18.99

About the author

Mary Portas

Known to the nation as Mary, Queen of Shops, from her Award winning series for the BBC Mary Portas has made an indelible mark on British retail. Starting her career with Harrods and then Top Shop she made her name as the Creative Director of Harvey Nichols, transforming the department store into London’s sexiest fashion destination.

She has written columns for most national media on retail and consumerism, published two books, advised Government on the future of High Streets, launched her own fashion label, as well as kickstarting the return of British manufacturing with her brand Kinky Knickers.

Her proudest achievement to date, she says, is the creation of Mary’s Living and Giving shops for Save The Children. Currently the most profitable charity shops in the UK, she has so far opened 25 and has raised over £13 million and counting.

All of this is fuelled by the talent and expertise of the people of Portas, her agency based in London. Working on an international level, the business advises clients from every continent, covering every sector of the industry, from mass market brands to high-end luxury, across fashion, beauty, hotels, airports, Malls and Real Estate Place-making.

Distinguished by an unrelenting focus on people and the cultural influences that shape their lives, Mary and her diverse team of strategists, designers and creatives have built made to-measure concepts that marry the key tenets of intelligence, instinct and insight.

Westfield, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes, Gap, Liberty, L’Oreal, Sainsburys, Estée Lauder to name but a few have all had the Portas magic. Portas believe that understanding today’s fluid consumers is at the heart of great selling and shopping. That and a bloody great dollop of intuition, creativity, vision and risk. Otherwise, why bother?

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Praise for Work Like a Woman

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.

Clare Balding

I loved this book. Ideas, solutions, wisdom, kindness and zero whining... Everyone should be handed this book with their contract of employment.

Sali Hughes

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

Mary Portas is a woman on a mission.


Full of advice for working women.


Mary Portas doesn't want to lean in, she wants a whole new office culture.

Evening Standard

Find out why channelling our 'inner goddess' could lead to happiness and success in the workplace.

The Pool

The fab Mary Portas calls us to arms.

Jeanette Winterson

If anyone knows how to get ahead in business it's 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas.

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