I just want to point out that females are not disadvantaged in this
regard, "highly accomplished" males are in the same position.
Any title or initials after a person's name should be earned or
awarded by an appropriate organization: university, professional
association, government, religious organization. Self-promotion won't
Earn an academic degree; become an associate or member of a respected
professional organization (e.g., the bar = esquire); get someone to
recommend you for a national order (won't often be awarded, however),
join a religious order.
Or console yourself with the knowledge that in England flaunting
titles is looked at askance: the individual - his or her name - is
identification enough; those who care will know about the high