Chancellor named in top 25 most influential women in British Vogue

The University’s Chancellor, Karen Blackett, has been named in British Vogue’s inaugural list of the 25 most influential women working in Britain.

Karen, who graduated from Portsmouth with a Geography degree in 1992, is featured alongside singer Dua Lipa, author J K Rowling, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall.

Karen became the most important agency leader in the British advertising industry earlier this year when she was named country manager of WPP.

Her influence has also been recognised in the Financial Times when she was named at the top of  the 2018 EMpower ethnic minority executives list in the UK and north America. The EMpower role model list is compiled by the business inclusion organisation INvolve. The organisation is also responsible for the OUTstanding and HERoes networks to help companies harness LGBT+, ethnic minority and female talent and foster inclusive cultures by celebrating role models, driving positive change and helping firms to nurture and develop their diverse talent pipeline.

Karen has worked in the media industry for more than two decades and received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2014.

 

 

 

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