Karen Blackett was today voted the most influential black person in Britain according to reports.
The 43 year old businesswoman is the CEO of Media Com UK, is the first ever business woman to top the Power list.
The working-class girl from a second-generation immigrant family from Reading. Told the Independent:
“My father, God rest his soul, would have been so proud. It’s a real honour to have been chosen. What I like so much about these events is the incredible people you meet like Jane Shepherdson of Whistles or Malorie Blackman, the children’s writer who topped the PowerList.
“It’s what I love about Britain – it’s a fabulous fruit salad with such diversity.”