IN THIS IS­SUE

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - THIS LIFE - Linda Ma­her

I ab­so­lutely adore Chupi’s jew­ellery and was de­lighted when she agreed to be a cover star for us – she’s such a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of a strong, suc­cess­ful fe­male en­tre­pre­neur. So imag­ine my sur­prise – and an­noy­ance – when I read her in­ter­view on page 20 and she re­vealed that she has to take her hus­band along to cer­tain meet­ings as she knows she won’t be taken se­ri­ously with­out him. The mind bog­gles. Here is a woman who has built her em­pire from scratch, de­sign­ing the jew­ellery, de­cid­ing on the ma­te­ri­als, get­ting it made, choos­ing a dis­trib­u­tor, set­tling on a theme – lit­er­ally ev­ery el­e­ment of the busi­ness. Yet she has to bring a man with her or the ‘at­ti­tude will be dif­fi­cult’. It’s so in­fu­ri­at­ing that any woman – par­tic­u­larly one as ex­pe­ri­enced, ac­com­plished and pro­fes­sional as Chupi – feels this way. Women have fought so hard and bro­ken down so many bar­ri­ers in busi­ness yet it seems there’s still a way to go be­fore we have full equal­ity. One thing we must do to con­tinue the bat­tle is to sup­port each other in what­ever way we can. Whether it’s through a kind com­ment or giv­ing a kick up the bum when it’s needed, back­ing each other up is vi­tal. So to­day, think of a fe­male busi­ness­woman you ad­mire and drop her a text or an email to let her know – that’s the kind of ‘at­ti­tude’ we need to spread. As sum­mer turns to au­tumn, our hair of­ten suf­fers from the change in tem­per­a­ture. On

page 34, not only do we bring you tips and tricks to en­sure your tresses are in tip-top con­di­tion, we also tell you why you should dis­miss all the ‘rules’ that have stopped you hav­ing the hair of your dreams. Too short, too long, too bright, too dark – for­get it all, em­brace the style you want and turn it into your crown­ing glory. En­joy the is­sue!

WOMEN HAVE FOUGHT SO HARD TO BREAK DOWN BAR­RI­ERS IN BUSI­NESS”

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