MT's Risky Business Week: Rosaleen Blair of Alexander Mann

In our third interview, the former Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year gives us her view on risk - and why the debate about women in boardrooms focuses on the wrong issues.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Having won Veuve Clicquot's Businesswoman of the Year award in 2007, it's safe to say that Alexander Mann founder Rosaleen Blair is something of an authority on the women in boardrooms debate. In our third interview of the week, Blair explains why the debate over women in boardrooms looks at all the wrong issues. 'Most of the women brought in went to similar schools and unis as the men, so they have the same experiences. The point that's being lost is that we need more diversity, which would add to the richness of debates in boardrooms.'

Blair also discusses the ongoing crisis in the eurozone. Although she says she's 'quietly confident', she admits Alexander Mann has learned lessons from the previous crisis. 'We're more agile now,' she says.  

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