Thursday, June 22, 2017

Women forging creativity: Why Mary Portas says we should 'work like a woman' - CAMPAIGN

by Sonoo Singh
Originally published: June 21, 2017

Economically and socially, the world of work is weighted against women, and workplaces continue to be created for men by men, says Mary Portas. "As a successful businesswoman I’ve had to battle with structures that were put in place by men. I want to bring the so-called ‘soft traits’ of leadership – honesty, empathy, communication, collaboration – into the workplace. I want to work like me, like a woman – a movement toward creating a better working culture."

The issues of inclusion and  creating a supportive workplace culture are challenging ones; but are becoming increasingly relevant to businesses that understand how diversity can unlock both market growth and innovation.