Ann Summers

Jacqueline Gold CBE

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.

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.

Jacqueline’s accolades don’t end there as she was most recently awarded Retail Week’s first Retail Activist Award in 2019 for her work with the #WOW community that she cultivated through her social media, running a weekly #womeninbusiness competition to help further encourage and inspire fellow #femaleentrepreneurs.