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.