Mary Portas

Thursday 6th June 12.30pm


By most people’s standards Mary Portas has had a pretty good career. She’s reached the top of the ‘ladder’ and been lucky enough to have had a good life. But at what cost? Mary rebuilt her own business on the values that matter: collaboration, empathy, instinct and trust. Values not always associated with leadership or winning, but which made her and her team feel good. And it worked. Now in Work Like a Woman Mary calls for radical re-evaluation of how we all work and challenges us all – women and men – to make the way we work better, where ever that is and whatever we are doing.

Mary will be in conversation with The Guardian‘s Chief Culture writer Charlotte Higgins who grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and was a guest herself at the very first Festival here at the Factory  We’re delighted welcome back Charlotte to the Festival and look forward to a fascinating event.