Top 8 most Influential Women To Watch Out For In The UK In 2015
Women continue to rise to be ranked
among the most powerful people in the society today. Who are the women in the
most powerful UK in 2014? Who are the women to watch out for in 2015? Here is a
list of the top 8 most influential women to watch out for in the UK in 2015
1. Karen Blackett
Karen is the CEO of Mediacom, UK. This
year she was named the first on the UK power list. The list features the most
influential black people in the UK. Karen Blackett is the first businesswoman
to top the list. She also received an OBE in the Queen’s Honors list in the
2. Doreen Lawrence
She is an anti- racist campaigner.
Born in Jamaica, Doreen moved to the UK at the age of nine. Her son was
murdered in a racist attack in 1993. In 1998, together with her husband, they
founded the Stephen Lawrence charitable trust in honor of their son. Doreen
Lawrence was awarded the OEB for community service in 2003. She was named the
first on the woman’s hour power list.
3. Queen Elizabeth II
The list of influential women in the
UK would not be complete without mentioning the queen of England. She has been
the queen for 57 years and still remains among the most influential woman
today. It is in the recent past she has reduced her public engagement.
4. Esther McVey MP
She is the minister for employment and
conservative Member of Parliament for Wirral West. She is a law graduate who
has been in the media industry for about 14 years. She is credited for funding
the largest business network in the North West. Esther McVey became the MP for
Wirral West in 2010. Since then she drastically has risen in rank in the
Conservative Party to be the second in the department of works and pension.
5. Katie Grand
The in- chief -editor for the love
magazine, is one of the most influential women in the UK. She is a figure to
reckon with in the fashion industry. She is among the most influential stylists
and fashion setters in the world today.
6. Rona Fairhead
The first ever woman to be appointed
as the chairperson of the BBC Trust. Rona Fairhead has been described as an
exceptional person. Her corporate portfolio is something worth mentioning.
7. Debbie Jevans
The 53 years old, England Rugby 2015
CEO was is the most influential woman in sports in the KU today. She is in
charge of organizing the rugby world cup next year in England. The former
tennis player was also the director of staging both the Olympics and Paralympic
games in 2012. She was the first woman to ever hold such a position.
8. Reverend Lucy Winkett
She is the first woman to be appointed
as bishop of the Anglican church in the UK. She also served as the Canon
Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral, a move that caused a stir. Reverend Lucy
Winkett contributed several bestsellers among them being Why I Am Still an
Anglican’. Joanna Shields is an accomplished tech professional, an
entrepreneur and a business investor. Born 12 July 1962, the Anglo-American has
walked the red carpet for a long time, wining and dining with the mighty. A
British parliamentarian who sits on the Conservative benches following an
invitation by PM David Cameron, Joanna Shields is also the Chief Digital
Advisor to the Prime Minister, a Non-Executive at the London Stock Exchange
Group, and a former chair of Tech City.
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