Alison Maitland

Vice Chair

Alison Maitland

Alison Maitland specialises in leadership, diversity, and the changing world of work.

She is co-author of two books, Future Work and Why Women Mean Business, and has had a long career in international journalism, including 20 years with the Financial Times and six years with Reuters.

Her speaking engagements have taken her across Europe, North America and Australia and she has been widely interviewed on both gender and the future of work. In 2012, she received a “World of Difference 100 Award” from The International Alliance for Women.

Alison is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at London’s Cass Business School. She is also a Senior Fellow with The Conference Board, the international business membership and research organisation, and led the Board’s diversity & inclusion programmes in Europe from 2007 to 2016. She is an alumna of the innovative ‘Collective Leadership’ programme created by PresenceAtWork.

She has an MA in Social and Political Sciences from King’s College, Cambridge University.

IWF UK Board activities

Alison is on the Membership Committee, and also plays an active role in communications, events, and next-generation leaders.