Karen Blackett OBE awarded honorary degree

27 September 2016

Karen Blackett OBE awarded honorary degree

Congratulations to Karen Blackett OBE, MediaCom Chairwoman, who was awarded an honorary degree.

Congratulations to Karen Blackett OBE, MediaCom Chairwoman, who was awarded an honorary degree during the Autumn graduation ceremony at the Greenlands campus on Friday 23 September.

Diversity and women in leadership has been at the heart of Henley programmes for many years and it is timely that Karen received her honorary degree just under a week before the 2016 Women in Leadership Scholarship winners are announced on 29 September. The Scholarship is a collaboration between Henley, the 30% Club and the Financial Times and is designed to pave the way to a greater visibility of women in leadership across all industry positions. As a prominent figure in diversity, Karen is an excellent role model for aspiring leadership talent.

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading said:

"We are delighted to be presenting Karen Blackett OBE with an honorary degree and inviting her to join the Reading family. Karen's exemplary career in the media industry and commitment to promoting diversity and equality will be inspirational to our staff, students and alumni."

See the full story on the University of Reading website.

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