BBC Radio 4′s Women’s Hour – The Power List 2013
Earlier this week, Radio 4′s Women’s Hour announced their Power List for 2013. The list was determined by a panel who had to decide which women have the greatest impact on our society, politics, culture and economy. The panel also attempted to determine which women have the power to inspire change. Listeners of Women’s Hour were asked to suggest the women that they believed have the greatest influence and ability to chance the way in which we live our lives in the UK today. The panel of judges then compiled the Power List from these suggestions.
The judges were:
Eve Pollard OBE – a journalist, author and former Fleet Street editor
Jill Burridge – editor of Women’s Hour 2002-2011
Oona King – a Labour peer in the House of Lords
Val McDermid – an award winning crime writer – she has sold more than 10 million books worldwide
Dawn O’Porter – a journalist, author and television presenter
Priti Patel – the Conservative MP for Witham
And here is the Power List for 2013.
1. Her Majesty The Queen
2. Rt Hon Theresa May MP – the Home Secretary and the most senior woman in the Cabinet
3. Ana Botin – CEO of Santander UK, one of Britain’s largest banks
4. Baroness Hale of Richmond – the first woman to sit on Britain’s Supreme Court
5. Elisabeth Murdoch – Chairman of award winning production company Shine, with a £507 million revenues in 2012
6. Professor Dame Sally Davies – Chief Medical Officer for England and the first woman to be appointed to this role
7. Carrie Longton and Justine Roberts – founders of parenting discussion website Mumsnet
8. Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett – Judge in the Court of Appeal and chosen to act as coroner in the inquest into the deaths of 52 people in the London bombings of 7 July 2005
9. Angela Ahrendts – CEO of Burberry
10. Dame Gail Rebuck – Chief Executive of Random House
11. Frances O’Grady – General Secretary of the TUC
12. Moya Greene – CEO of Royal Mail
13. J. K. Rowling OBE – Novelist and author of Harry Potter
14. Rt Hon Harriet Harman – Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport
15. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell – Professor of Physiology, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester
16. Rosemary Squire OBE – Joint Chief-Executive of the Ambassador Theatre Group
17. Rt Hon Maria Miller MP – Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Minister for Women and Equalities
18. Sara Thornton CBE QPM – Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police and Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Officers
19. Dr Anne Glover CBE – Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission
20. Nicola Sturgeon MSP – Deputy First Minister of Scotland; Deputy Leader of the SNP
We were surprised that the Duchess of Cambridge and the award winning author Hilary Mantel did not make the list.
So, what do you think of the 2013 Power List? Is there anyone that you would add…or remove? Let us know on our facebook page, our google+ page or tweet us!
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