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Why women need the confidence and gusto to bet on themselves

Rachael Sansom, Managing Director London, Red Havas

I started my PR career as a graduate trainee at Hill and Knowlton before eventually moving to Consolidated Communications – one of the hot shops of London PR in the early noughties. There, I progressed rapidly, becoming a Board Director at the age of 28. I was incredibly fortunate that a couple of years after that an opportunity presented itself to me (with some of my colleagues) to actually buy the agency out. I was in my early 30s, with the chance to take a gamble and try my hand at the business side of the industry – I went for it (and remortgaged my house along the way).

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