We Salute The Woman’s Hour Power List

Who runs the world? These women...

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This year, the theme of the list is 'influencers' and topping that list is the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon.

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Jenner, listed as a ‘high profile trans woman’, is ranked 7th. One of the list’s judges, journalist Sarah Vine, said that Jenner is a 'human being like the rest of us and should not be denied the same rights – or indeed respect – as those who live more conventional lives. As to her influence, it can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience.'

Anna Wintour came second on this year’s list, one place ahead of Angelina Jolie who was credited for influencing global government policy to classify rape and violence against women as a war crime.

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This is the third Power List. The first was a Top 100 list in 2013 which was topped by the Queen. On last year’s Game Changer list, Doreen Lawrence took the top spot.

Another judge, Emma Barnett (women’s editor of the Telegraph) said of this year’s influencer list: 'This wasn’t an easy list to create but it does capture ten of the women really pulling the strings and making us think or behave differently in today’s Britain. From running the country to how we think about gender identity, more and more women are in the driving seat.'

The List in Full:

Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the SNP

Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue

Angelina Jolie, Actor, Director and Humanitarian Ambassador

Katharine Viner, Editor of the Guardian

Camilla Cavendish, Director of Downing Street Policy Unit

Sia, Singer, Songwriter and Music Video Director

Caitlyn Jenner, High Profile Trans Woman

Karen Blackett, CEO, MediaCom UK

Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist

Sara Khan, Co-Founder of Inspire

 

Words: Olivia Blair

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