Senior Fellow, Human Capital; Council Director, Diversity & Inclusion in Business Council
The Conference Board Program Director
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Alison Maitland is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, Alison supports the Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts and programs in a broad spectrum of human capital areas.
In addition to serving as a Senior Fellow, Maitland is an independent author, journalist, speaker and conference moderator. She directs The Conference Board’s Diversity & Inclusion in Business Council in Europe, and its Academy for Diversity, Inclusion & Culture Change.
Alison is co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Future Work, published in an expanded edition in 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan, and of the bestselling Why Women Mean Business, first published by Wiley in 2008. She speaks and is published widely on work, leadership and diversity, and wrote a chapter on the gender power shift for the 2015 BBVA book, Reinventing the Company in the Digital Age.
Based just outside London, she is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School. She was previously Management Writer at the Financial Times and had a 20-year career as a journalist with the newspaper, including responsibility for European news, world stock markets, and food and agriculture.
Alison is a member of the International Women’s Forum in the UK, and in 2012 received a "World of Difference 100 Award" from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).
Her website is: www.alisonmaitland.com