Ali­SON YOUNG The beauty game changer

Woman & Home - - Amazing Women Winners -

best in busi­ness Ali­son, 53, is a beauty ex­pert and tV pre­sen­ter for QVc. In the chan­nel’s in­fancy, she con­vinced the all-male di­rec­tors to aban­don the Amer­i­can model of sell­ing generic beauty tV shop­ping brands, and to fo­cus on hard-to-find brands like De­cléor or Gatineau.

Which woman has in­spired you in your life? my mum, who died 15 years ago, taught me that try­ing my best is al­ways good enough. What’s your mantra? Do what you do to the best of your abil­ity.

What couldn’t you live with­out? an­i­mals! tend­ing to my four horses is my think­ing time, where i switch off and un­wind.

What ad­vice would you give to your younger self? Don’t look back. i don’t be­lieve in wrong de­ci­sions – you al­ways learn.

What achieve­ments are you most proud of? the re­la­tion­ships i have with my cus­tomers. how do you feel about win­ning this award? Over­whelmed and so hum­bled to be there in the line-up with these amaz­ing women.

✢ al­isony­oung­

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