Alison Maitland is a writer, speaker, adviser and coach. Specializing in leadership, inclusion and the changing world of work, she has co-authored two previous books, Future Work and Why Women Mean Business. A former long-serving journalist with the Financial Times, she is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board and a Senior Visiting Fellow at The Business School (formerly Cass), London. She is Chair of the School’s Global Women’s Leadership Programme Executive Board and has served as Vice Chair of the International Women’s Forum UK. She was Director of The Conference Board’s European Council for Diversity and Inclusion in Business for nine years.