Anna Jones has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science, (Honoris Causa), by Royal Holloway, University of London, for her commitment to empowerment and entrepreneurship.
Anna Jones is an experienced CEO and Board advisor, renowned as a prominent and progressive leader in the media and marketing sector. With a particular interest in female empowerment, Ms Jones co-founded AllBright in 2017 – a community aimed at arming women with the tools to achieve their goals and build confidence along the way.
To this end, Ms Jones and her co-founder have also set up the AllBright Academy, which runs a free 10-week digital programme for aspiring or early stage female founders, or women in business who are looking to develop professionally.
Anna Jones is the former CEO of Hearst UK – the first woman appointed to the role in the company in 100 years – where she led a period of transformation in the business. She expanded the reach of the world-famous magazine group through strategic diversification, growing digital audiences and developing events and licensing divisions.
Speaking of her award, Ms Jones said: “It’s such an honour to receive this award and to be recognised in this way.”
“As my work is focused on women and empowering them to reach their goals, it feels particularly special to be granted the award by Royal Holloway, an institution invested in and built on the education of women.”
Royal Holloway winter graduations take place from 17 to 19 December 2019.