Mary Portas on making it to the top as a woman: 'Park your ego and become a bit more humble.'
MARY PORTAS CHATTED ABOUT GIRL POWER AND BEING A BOSS.
Mary Portas, shopping guru, joined us to talk about her career and new book.
Mary said: 'I think there's a lot of cliches if you are a woman at the top then you are fiery or a ball breaker where as men are just brilliant. Most businesses are based around an alpha culture and you have to work within that culture, and I got a bit tried of it.'
She talked about the way she has changed that in the way that she works.
'I want to work with the values that are central to me. And behave in the way I want to behave as a woman in business I don't want to shape into that culture.'
Janet who has been a boss, clashed heads with Mary and said that when you are at the top you become more aggressive and adopt more alpha characteristics.
Mary said: 'The pyramid does not have to be hierarchical power.'
Mary and the panel talked about the history of power. 'Men are making decisions about our lives and unless we are in the seats of power we can't make change happen!'