Mary Portas is one of the most recognisable faces of business in the UK.
She’s written a new book, Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto for Change, which aims to create an unstoppable feminine force for change in the business world
To mark the launch of her new book, she will be discussing her career at the British Library on Thursday 15th November. It’s being shown live at Business & IP Centres but you can also watch online for free.
Known as Mary, Queen of Shops from her award-winning BBC series, Mary Portas has made an indelible mark on British retail. She started her career at Harrods, making her name as Creative Director of Harvey Nicholls, transforming the department store into London’s sexiest fashion destination. Along the way she’s published two books, been a Government advisor on the future of the British High Street, launched a fashion label, kick-started the return of British manufacturing, raised over £13 million for charity through the Living and Giving shops network in the UK and is recognised as Britain’s foremost expert on retail and consumerism.
Based on what she has learned through her own experience and incredible career, Work Like a Woman explores how Mary and her team rebuilt their business based on collaboration, empathy, instinct and trust. Values not always associated with leadership or winning, but values that have transformed her approach to work and allowed her to embrace her true identity.