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International Women's Day: Laurie Newton Sharp

This International Women's Day we are celebrating  Laurie Newton Sharp, who became our first News Editor (in charge of what would, today, be the press office) in 1953. She got the job by writing to our management team and letting them know, in no uncertain terms, that they needed her skillset. Elegant and modern, she was often featured on best-dressed lists and secured her own page in a 1966 edition of Tatler magazine. She retired in 1968, fifteen years after creating her own position.

Here’s to breaking glass ceilings.

Image courtesy of Harrods Company Archive.

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