Join Mary ‘Queen of shops’ on her mission to place kindness at the heart of business. This is the future. It’s how we want to work. And it’s profitable. She’s joined by some great women (and men) who have proved it can be done.
SPECIAL: The WLAW Phone-in 2020
Happy International Women's Day! Join Mary and her closest advisers from Portas Agency as they offer advice and guidance for a range of talented women working in UK business today - plus a familar voice surprises the team...
Good business with Julian Richer
The founder of Richer Sounds is one of the UK's leading lights of responsible capitalism - in this interview with Mary, he takes us through the way he has run his business, why he decided to give control to his employees, and the launch of the Good Business Charter.
Elsewhere in the last episode of this series, we join Mary and colleague Emily Bryce Perkins (Portas Agency's culture director) at the firm's Christmas party preparations, and reflect on a decade of change in UK retail and culture.
Mental Health Allies, with Josh Krichefski
The CEO of Europe's biggest media agency, with a staff of over 4000, Josh Krichefski speaks to Mary and Portas Agency's Culture Director Emily Bryce-Perkins about the stories they share about mental health, and how it's raised awareness and empathy in the company. Plus, there's a surprise guest in the final moments of the show (at least, it's a surprise for him).
Sharing the social load, with Sharmadean Reid
British Jamaican entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid has founded two successful businesses and shows no sign of slowing down. In this empowering conversation, she discusses the origins of WAH Nails, Beautystack and the role family and friends have played in her career.
Meanwhile, Mary is live in New York, and Portas' Culture Director Emily Bryce-Perkins has some troubling feedback from a previous episode.
Saying Yes, with Inga Beale
The first woman in charge of insurer Lloyds of London talks to Mary Portas and Portas Agency's culture director Emily Bryce Perkins about how she got to the top of this 333 year-old financial institution - and what all women can learn from her experience.
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The Male Paradox, with Toby Wiseman
The editor of Men's Health, the UK's best selling men's magazine, chats to Mary Portas and her culture director Emily Bryce-Perkins about the challenges men face in an equal society. Plus, there's talk on Christmas windows, the new Harvey Nichols documentary and why Anita Roddick should have been a Dame.
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Every episode makes me feel powerful, smart, accomplished, and truly seeing how I can advocate for myself without burning workplace capital. I feel heard and seen. Thank you Mary!