Jacqueline Gold, CBE

Jacqueline Gold, retailTRUST Ambassador

Jacqueline Gold CBE is Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox and is renowned for managing a business run by women, for women. Jacqueline is an activist for women in business, championing female entrepreneurs and, through sharing her own experiences, aims to better the working environment for women. Her attitude towards female empowerment and gender equality inspires countless generations of women to pursue their dreams and celebrate their successes, not least her 11-year-old daughter Scarlett.

From an internship at Ann Summers to Chief Executive Officer in less than 10 years, her determination and commitment to creating a unique retail offering has led to the creation of a multi-channel retail chain, which in 2020 has 91 retail stores, 20,000 direct sellers through its party plan model, a fast-growing online business and an annual gross turnover of £120 million. It is her vision and creativity that has seen Ann Summers grow from an unknown brand to a British household name and stable of the British high street.

In recognition of Jacqueline’s significant achievements during her 35-year career, she was awarded a CBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to Entrepreneurship, Women in Business and Social Enterprise. It is this moment in her career that she describes as her proudest.

Check out Jacqueline's session at out virtual event on 10-11 May.

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