Magazine article Management Today

Books: Author Q&A - Heather McGregor

Magazine article Management Today

Books: Author Q&A - Heather McGregor

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Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice for Independent Women

Penguin Portfolio, pounds 16.99

What inspired you to write the book?

Penguin was keen to see a sequel to Careers Advice for Ambitious Women Personally, I think that the sequel is Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, but they wanted something by me. Plus, I had just spent three years making 52 episodes of SuperScrimpers for Channel 4 and saw that money was something many women were really quite alarmed by, and had an embarrassing ignorance of. So it seemed a natural subject.

Why do women tend to take a back seat about money?

For hundreds of years, a woman who married handed her finances to her husband and could not even own property in her own name. I'm all for delegation for busy working women, but far too many delegate information as well. Regardless of who arranges the mortgage and the pension, you should know the details. …

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