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Karen Bremner's Biography

 
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Working mother, Karen Bremner was 34 (with an 18 month old son) when she entered The Apprentice.

A qualified lawyer, Karen was born on 6 November 1971 in Canada, but has lived in Scotland since she was a toddler.

Karen has strong views as witnessed by her take on how employers view working mothers: "There is still a huge prejudice against mothers who want to work. The Government is making all the right moves but until employers see the benefits of working mothers nothing will move on."

Karen Bremner is a qualified glider pilot.

Karen Bremner's family moved to Scotland when Karen was two, and she went to school in Aberdeen, and then to the University of Aberdeen.

Karen joined the RAF as a solicitor in April 1998, and dealt with legal issues in the second Gulf War. She enjoyed her 6 years there and according to Karen "it was only after meeting one of the men in my life (Darren) and giving birth to the other (Cameron) that I decided that I had to leave the job I loved."

She left the RAF in 2004 when her son was born.

Karen became the 'fall guy' in week three of The Apprentice when team leader Jo Cameron blamed the girls team failure on Karen and Sir Alan Sugar curiously fired Karen rather than Jo.

Things got worse for Karen after The Apprentice. Originally hired on six months probation with financial company Edward Jones to set up an office in Dundee, the American company decided to part company with her.

Karen Bremner gave motivational talks and hosted corporate events. Also, after The Apprentice, Karen passed exams to qualify as a stockbroker.

Karen Bremner went on to run a ladies boutique, Broughty Ferry, which won the Young Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.



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