Karren Brady’s New Life Peerage to the House of Lords.

Karren Brady CBE has been granted the title of Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge.

Already a CBE for services to ‘Entrepreneurship and Women in Business’, Karren’s new title is a life peerage to the House of Lords.

The word ‘Baron’ comes from ‘French Baron’, presumably from Frankish Baro meaning “freeman, warrior”; it merged with cognate Old English Beorn meaning “warrior, nobleman”. A female of Baronial rank has the honorific Baroness.

William the Conqueror introduced “Baron” as a rank into England to distinguish the men who had pledged their loyalty to him.

Over the past 25 years, Karren Brady has worked her way up from trainee at Saatchi & Saatchi to the position of Vice-Chairman at West Ham United Football Club, and is now recognised as one of the UK’s most powerful female business leaders.

Baroness Brady’s current positions include:

  • Vice-Chairman of West Ham FC.
  • Senior Non-Executive Director of Syco.
  • Senior Non-Executive Director of Arcadia.
  • Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party.

Aside from Baroness Brady’s business commitments and ‘The Apprentice’ television commitments, she remains as one of the UK’s leading Motivational Speakers.

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