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Work Like a Woman

Narrated by: Mary Portas
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Work Like a Woman, written and read by Mary Portas.

By most people’s standards I would say I’ve had a pretty good career. I’ve reached the top of the ‘ladder’ and been lucky enough to have had a damned good life. But at what cost? 

At the cost of who I truly was. 

I played the business game for years, where the rules were set by men for men. I was tough and aggressive. I put in long hours, was competitive and resilient. But I suppressed my natural energy, sensitivity and instinct. I worked like this until I couldn’t any more. And then I changed. 

My team and I rebuilt my business on the values that matter: collaboration, empathy, instinct and trust. Values not always associated with leadership or winning but which have made every one of us feel good.  

Now I want to share what I’ve learned through my own experiences, and am still learning, to change the way you work so that female energy and power will be seen as the most valuable currency in today’s new world of work. 

It’s time to create an unstoppable force for change. A feminine force. 

It’s time to #WorkLikeAWoman. 

©2018 Mary Portas (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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A compulsory for young women and men

Not sure about how to be a feminist - or why? This book gives you a lot of key starter info and acts as a great why and how to guide. Good food for thought and also empowering. Relevant for all industries.

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Work like a human

As a 21 year old male, who was reccomended this book by a 25 year old male, I would like to reccomend this to everyone. I'm just about to gift it to Mum.

Work like a woman is for everyone: work like a human.

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An inspiring and witty manifesto for a more human way of working

Mary Portas is a born performer and it was a joy to listen as she expounded on her passion project with insightful and often hilarious experiences from her own life.

This audiobook and her podcast are essential listening for anyone who works in culture and engagement, and in fact for anyone who works.

My only bugbear was with the chapter on Mary’s own business, which was rather weighed down by a litany of values most of her employees must struggle to remember, let alone bring to life.

But her fundamental premise rings so true: we need to shake off the increasingly threadbare but still heavy cloak of alpha culture and bring our true and best selves to work if we want to build fulfilling and prosperous workplaces for the future.

I really enjoyed and got a lot out of this book - and will no doubt be driving friends and colleagues mad as I continue to quote from it. Sorry everyone but thanks, Mary.

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A book that everyone should read

A book that everyone should read. It has shed light on my work and home life. Putting together my many thoughts and worries over the years into a well structured story. It has made me feel less alone (I’m not the only person thinking this!!) and it has made me feel clearer and happy with my recent decisions that I have made at work. Thank you for writing this. You have given me the confidence to us my voice.

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INSPIRATIONAL

This book has really made me view my workplace differently, and made me appreciate how lucky I am to be working for a company who values its' female employees so much!

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inspirational. Fascinating. Insightful

Absolutely loved this book! As a female in business I gathered inspiration, motivation and a huge insight in to how I can grow and develop myself as a leader, as a person and as a successful woman in a challenging working environment. I have geen inspired to instigate positive change in my life! Thoroughly recommend. More please Mary!

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Really well read and inspiring

Mary Portas reads it’s so well with such passion.
Really enjoyed this. Not too heavy either. She manages to get the right balance of serious points and a easy listen. Great book that lends itself to the audiobook format.

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Fantastic Book

Loved it! This audiobook is very easy to listen to. Extremely insightful. I would recommend it.

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entertaining, informative and easy to listen to<br />

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. it has my synapses firing. I highly recommend you read or listen to it.

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Inspiring call to arms

Mary Portas has such a powerful and common sense message. It’s great to hear her narrate this audio book. This should be mandatory reading for everyone from managers, husbands, women and everyone else. I hope this message gets heard far and wide because it’s about time that our world caught up to the strengths of women and how they can work I. A more equal world.