Mary Portas & Viv Groskop
Work Like A Woman

‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas and writer and stand-up comedian Viv Groskop are on a mission: to bring the power of women’s voices and women’s qualities into the workplace, and into our daily lives. What might happen if we reshaped our society around values that matter: collaboration, empathy, instinct and trust? How might things change if women found their voices, and made the world really sit up and listen? Powerful, personal and passionate, this unmissable event offers a unique take on how we might change work for the better, from two unstoppably dynamic and witty women.

In conversation with journalist, critic and broadcaster Alex Clark

Mary Portas has made an indelible mark on British retail. Starting her career with Harrods and then Top Shop she made her name as the Creative Director of Harvey Nichols, transforming the department store into London’s sexiest fashion destination. She has written columns for national media on retail and consumerism, published two books, advised Government on the future of High Streets, and launched her own fashion line.

Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter. A late-in-life starter in stand-up comedy and broadcasting, she has transitioned from journalism to live work. She is the veteran of three sold-out five star Edinburgh Fringe shows.



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