Former Tech City UK CEO Joanna Shields was one of 12 new Conservative House of Lords peers announced this morning.
The former Facebook boss, who was recently announced as a digital advisor to David Cameron, was one of seven woman to be admitted to the chamber by the Prime Minister.
Commenting on the appointment, Shields tweeted:
It’s a great privilege & even greater responsibility to be appointed to the House of Lords. I will serve with all my heart and determination
A number of high-profile women also received peerages, including Apprentice star Karren Brady, TalkTalk boss Dido Harding and CBI Scotland chief Nosheena Mobarik.
The announcement follows Cameron’s female-dominated reshuffle in July which also featured the new position of Digital Industries Minister.