First Women have the last word—with Jackie Eades, Briers

First Women have the last word—with Jackie Eades, Briers

The business woman I most admire is Anita Roddick. I worked for her and learnt so much about being successful but not compromising on the attributes women bring to business.

To juggle my work and life balance: There is no division for me. To get a business to a point of success needs focus and work has to be part of life.

My biggest career break was the Body Shop.

The biggest influence on my career was circumstance!

One thing that makes me mad in business today is prejudice against women in business – it still happens.

Jackie_Eades BriersAre boardroom quotas are necessary or nuts? Nuts.

My one tip on negotiating a pay rise is to have your own business.

In five years I see myself being more successful.

My number one piece of advice to young women starting their careers is to understand that you cannot have it all.

My favourite wind down activity is Vodka.

The last book I read was Lean-in by Sheryl Sandberg.

The one thing I can’t live without is my family.



About Jackie Eades

Jackie runs Briers with her husband Nigel. The company is a UK market leading manufacturer of garden gloves, footwear, kids gardening, garden gifting, indoor and outdoor clocks, plus branded ranges.


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