Angela Ahrendts, current (but not for long) Burberry CEO (and soon-to-be first female SVP at Apple) can now add Dame of the British Empire to her business card. Although she’s American, she will be awarded a DBE for her work at Burberry (and probably a preemptive thumbs-up for the work she’ll do for Apple) in the coming weeks. But the award is a bit belated: Her victory was actually announced in October, and the always-humble Ahrendts took an NBD attitude in regards to receiving one of the highest honors one can receive from the Queen of England. Congratulations, Angela. Hope the four-months-late office party is fun!
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