JACQUI SMITH

Chair of Empower

 

Jacqui chairs Empower, the strategic communications practice which works to promote the empowerment of women within both the public and private sectors. In addition to this, she is also Chair of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

First elected as an MP in 1997, Jacqui served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from 2003 until 2005 and became the first woman to hold the office of Home Secretary, a post she held from 2007 until 2009.