We are very pleased to learn that Andrea Brewster, leader of IP Inclusive, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to intellectual property. Among her many contributions to the IP sector, Andrea has, of course, championed the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions, particularly when, as CIPA President, she created the cross-profession diversity task-force that is IP Inclusive.
Please see CIPA’s press release, which outlines just some of Andrea’s services to IP and IP Inclusive.
“I wanted to share some exciting news with you. My name appeared in the Birthday Honours List this morning. I’m to be awarded an OBE for “services to intellectual property”.This almost certainly has a lot to do with IP Inclusive, which I’ve been delighted to watch growing in strength and scope since we set it up in 2015. The award is therefore testament to many, many people’s hard work, enthusiasm and commitment, across the IP professions. All I did was to persuade people to say “yes” when they might not otherwise have done so. So in a way it belongs to all of us, and I suggest that all of us celebrate. I certainly will be!
Thank you for everything you’ve done to make IP Inclusive what it is today: a truly collaborative and inclusive project that’s starting new conversations, opening new doors, and hopefully making all of our workplaces more diverse and inclusive. Thank you for your suggestions and advice, for the time and energy you’ve committed, for the venues offered and the money donated and the hard work undertaken under the IP Inclusive banner.
Between us, we have much to be proud of.”
Congratulations Andrea, from everyone involved with IP Inclusive!