Hilary Devey: 'I find it hard to trust men'

The former Dragon's Den star has claimed that she finds it hard to trust men, and said that women don't make board level because they put family first.

by Michael Northcott
Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

In a rare insight into the private life of the successful businesswoman, Devey said: ‘I find it hard to trust people, particularly men. They either end up gay, trying to fleece me, or screwing someone else and running off.’ 

Speaking in an interview with The Observer magazine, Devey said that she doesn’t believe relationships can work ‘in circumstances where one partner has all the wealth’.

She also took the opportunity to offer some views on women in business, saying: ‘The glass ceiling does not exist. You find a good woman in business and she’ll often be better than a man – the problem is finding them. 

‘I can’t get any women on my board because women generally put their partner and children first.’ Devey 1 - Sisterhood 0.

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