MT toasts UK's alpha females

MT celebrated the impressive achievements of the high-flying young business women on our 2007 list of '35 Under 35' in style at the Oxo Tower last night. Liz Murdoch, CEO of production company Shine and daughter of media mogul Rupert, gave a personal and inspiring speech to the gathered bright young things.

Last Updated: 09 Jul 2013

Speaking directly to the young mothers in the room, she gave a frank insight into the daily juggle of mothering six children, being a wife to PR man Matthew Freud, and running one of the UK's top four TV production companies. Admitting to being a highly competitive woman in all aspects of her life, the only way she manages to pull it off, she says, is by running her life with military precision with the help of her second-in-commands: ‘the best nanny in the world', and her PA ‘work-wife'.

Murdoch also revealed that it has taken her until her late 30s (she is now 38), to talk openly about being a mother and a boss - something she says most highflying women in their 30s are too afraid to talk about in public. Her main advice to our '35 women under 35'? To find an enlightened boss who supports both aspects of your life, and lets you live them in a meaningful way. Meet the women she spoke to from our 2007 list here.

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