Claire Young is the straight-talking, no-nonsense businesswoman who reached the final of series four of BBC One show The Apprentice (2008). The entrepreneur runs School Speakers, a business providing quality motivational speakers for schools, colleges and universities. Each month Young shares her tips on running a successful business.
As I sit and write this column Eva, my 12-week old daughter, is sitting next to me gurgling away.
I ask myself do babies and boardrooms go together? Call me naive, or even in denial, but I really do think women can have it all – it just requires lots of focus, discipline, organisation, determination and hard graft.