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Deborah Meaden: "I don't give sexism a second thought"

Deborah Meaden doesn't pull any punches. "Has anyone ever tried to limit me because I'm a woman? Absolutely, but only for about 30 seconds," says the Dragons' Den entrepreneur.

It's this no-nonsense attitude which Deborah, 58, is famous for as the longest-serving female investor on the popular BBC programme. With her razor-sharp tongue she is often seen dressing down trembling entrepreneurs who fumble their finances.

Indeed Deborah has a fearsome reputation. Yet during our interview it is her no-holds-barred attitude that makes me warm to her the most.

In our interview, she chatted passionately about everything from the environment to Donald Trump, and no topic was off-limits.



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