"I am humbled at being recognised as worthy of the prestigious title."
British Asian women’s rights campaigner, Sara Khan, is the only Asian ranked on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers’.
Sara is the founder and co-director of Inspire – a non-for-profit organisation created to ‘empower women to support human rights, challenge extremism and gender discrimination’.
Entering at number 10, Sara commented: “I am humbled at being recognised as worthy of such a prestigious title.
“It is a cause I am committed to regardless of recognition or award.”
Topping the list is First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon.
Nicola claims the top spot after leading the SNP to a victorious and historical near clean-sweep across Scotland, winning almost every seat possible in the 2015 General Election.
The surprise entry on the list is Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
Caitlyn trumps her glamorous step-daughter Kim Kardashian West to the post, by making headlines with her transition to become a woman and covering Vanity Fair in June 2015.
Here is the full list of the Top 10 Women’s Hour 2015 Power List:
- Nicola Sturgeon ~ Leader of the SNP
- Anna Wintour ~ Editor-in-chief, American Vogue
- Angelina Jolie ~ Actor, director and humanitarian ambassador
- Katharine Viner ~ Editor, The Guardian
- Camilla Cavendish ~ Director of Downing Street Policy Unit
- Sia ~ Singer, songwriter and music video director
- Caitlyn Jenner ~ Olympic champion, TV personality, transgender woman
- Karen Blackett ~ CEO, MediaCom UK
- Zanny Minton Beddoes ~ Editor-in-chief, The Economist
- Sara Khan ~ Director and co-founder of Inspire
Announced on BBC Radio 4, the list identifies women with the power to change our society and celebrates their achievement regardless of their positions or job titles.
DESIblitz congratulates all of this year’s winners!