Emma Hardy[ BACK ]

Emma started her career as a PA in one of the UK’s biggest talent management companies representing A list actors. She then transferred her skills to television and helped launch the careers of many of Britain’s most loved presenters including Dermot O’Leary, Mel and Sue, Vernon Kay and Nick Grimshaw.

In 2014, after almost 20 years at Princess Productions Emma became Managing Director. Under her leadership, Princess Productions has been voted one of the best places to work in the media industry. This year, Emma was pivotal in persuading the UK’s most influential YouTubers to take part in an unprecedented record breaking 12 hour live, global event at Google to raise money for Cancer Research UK inspiring a whole new generation of fund-raisers who donated almost £150,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Emma has two teenage daughters and strives to be their perfect role model; she says: 'To be nominated for this award is an absolute privilege; if my story can inspire just one girl to achieve her goals, I'll be thrilled!