We were delighted to learn that one of our former students, Dame Karen Pierce, has been appointed to such an extremely prestigious post as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America. Here at Penwortham Girls’ we have been following her illustrious career with great interest and it has come as no surprise to hear of her most recent success, given the high esteem in which she is clearly held.
Like so many of our alumnae, Dame Karen Pierce is an inspiration to our students. She is a shining example of what can be achieved if you have the determination, ambition and commitment to fulfill your dream. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Dame Karen every success in her new role.
Previously Karen Pierce became the first woman to be appointed to the prestigious post of Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations. Appointed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1981, her career since then has taken her all over the world and amongst a wide range of important posts she has been President of the UN Security Council as well as the UK’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.