U.K. CEO Shares Her 5 Tips For Women Who Want to Land in the C-Suite

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Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain recently got the bump up to chief executive officer last December. Four years earlier she was a housewife. Today she often looks at how much her life had changed since she became top dog of the U.K. conglomerate last December. Now, she wants to share 5 tips to land in a C-suite.

Key Takeaways:

  • “If you’re worried you’ve left it to too late in your career, please take it from me, you don’t have to worry about that,” said Brittain, 51, who’s one of just seven female CEOs of companies listed in the FTSE 100 index.
  • Brittain argues that CEOs need to surround themselves with a leadership team they can trust—and not people “who just say yes.”
  • “I’ve gone from banker to barista,” she said. “Women should—and do—make great CEOs. We need more of them to be running our businesses.”

““Grow a third, fourth or fifth skin,” says Alison Brittain of conglomerate Whitbread.”

http://fortune.com/2016/09/29/alison-brittain-whitbread-women-ceo/

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