Women's History with No7
FLORENCE BOOT 1863–1952
Florence Boot, one of the founders of Boots and one of Jersey’s greatest businesswomen and philanthropists. She married Jesse becoming both his wife and business partner and together they made a formidable team, accelerating and developing Boots into the national business that we know today.
Florence Boot was a strong advocate for women in business. She created the first roles in retail for female graduates, enabling them to be financially self-sufficient as well as have an outlet for their creativity.
Florence became the company’s first female director, in recognition for her contribution to the development of the business. Her appointment was extremely unusual and progressive for the time. Jesse Boot commented “Lady Boot has a long business experience which few women of the time can claim to equal”