“As a woman you al­ways need to be true to your­self”

Woman & Home - - Amazing Women Awards -

THE HOME IM­PROVE­MENT BOSS

✢ Véronique Laury, 52, is one of only seven fe­male bosses in the FTSE 100. She’s CEO of King­fisher plc (best-known in the UK for its B&Q and Screw­fix stores). She em­ploys 77,000 peo­ple.

Véronique says: “It’s not just about sell­ing power tools and gar­den fur­ni­ture. We want cus­tomers to have a home they can feel good about. DIY can be a night­mare, es­pe­cially if you’re short on ideas, money or skills. As a fe­male CEO you al­ways need to be true to your­self and not try to pre­tend to do things the way a man might. It’s about find­ing the bal­ance be­tween be­ing tough and be­ing hu­man.”

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