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The 100 Most Influential And Connected British Women: UK Power List 2014

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The 100 Most Influential And Connected British Women: UK Power List 2014

From the Queen to Cara Delevingne; Victoria Beckham to Amal Alamuddin to Andrea Wong, alongside 95 other powerful females from all walks of life have made it to GQ/Editorial Intelligence’s inaugural list of the 100 most connected women in Britain, in association with Jaguar.

Interestingly, the list brings together Women from the towering figures of politics and sports to the familiar faces of fashion and media, the women who wield the most Connected – over our lives today. UK Female Power List 2014!

The categories for the list included:

1. The Connector: These are the women who introduce others, they are “helpers” and “givers”.
2. The Influencer: They are Widely admired and followed; Sports stars, media stars and cultural figureheads.
3. The Campaigner & change agent:  These are the women who champion causes to help others without a voice.
4. The Creative collaborator: cross-platform collaboration and creative daring.
5. The Spider: Agents, leaders, spokespeople – These are the women who operate in more than one sector.
6. The Leader: Apparent from their front and centre position in organisations. They have profile as well as purpose.

List of the most influential and connected women from Great Britain, including actresses, singers, reality tv personalities, models and more. Take a look at who made it to the list – The 100 Most Influential And Connected British Women — in no particular order:

1. Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, 58, she was appointed Home Secretary in May 2010. She is the Conservative MP for Maidenhead.
Influencer, Spider | Twitter: @ukhomeoffice

Cara Delevingne

2. Cara Delevingne, an English fashion model, socialite, actress and singer. Delevingne appeared in the Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, The Face of an Angel, as Melanie, opposite to Daniel Bruhl and Kate Beckinsale and the face of countless campaigns.
Model, socialite, 22
Influencer | Twitter: @ Caradelevigne

Stella Creasy

3. Stella Creasy MP
Labour MP  for the Greater London constituency of  Walthamstow, 37
Campaigner and Change Agent, Connector
Twitter: @stellacreasy

4. Baroness Prashar CBE, 66, she is Deputy Chair of the British Council, from 2005 to 2010 she was Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission. In recognition of her contribution to public life she was awarded a CBE in 1994 and given a peerage in 1999. She sits in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.
Campaigner and Change Agent, Spider

5.  Ann Sindall, the jolly and ultra-loyal aide to Boris Johnson has worked for him for years, if you want to reach the Mayor, Batley-born Sindall is the gatekeeper.
Executive assistant to Boris Johnson, 56
Connector, spider
Twitter: @AnnSindall

6. Reverend Lucy Winkett. tipped to be the first female bishop.
Rector of St James’s Piccadilly, 46
Leader

7. Esther McVey MP
Minister for employment and Conservative MP for Wirral West, 47
Influencer
Twitter: @EstherMcVeyMP

Amal Alamuddin

8. Amal Alamuddin, 36, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers. Her clients include Julian Assange, and the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko. Married to George Clooney on Sept. 27, 2014 after a whirlwind romance in a beautiful ceremony in Venice, Italy.
Campaigner & Change Agent

9. Baroness Shackleton
Solicitor, 58
Influencer, Spider

10. Alison Saunders CBE
Director of public prosecutions, 53
Campaigner & Change Agent

11. Jemima Khan, an associate editor of New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair.
Journalist, activist and socialite, 40
Campaigner & Change Agent, Connector, Influencer
Twitter: @Jemima_Khan

 

12. Baroness Lawrence OBE
Life peer; founder, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, 61
Campaigner & Change Agent

 

13. Baroness Kidron OBE
Filmmaker, life peer, 53
Connector, Creative Collaborator

HRH Queen Elizabeth II

14. HRH Queen Elizabeth II
Head of State of the UK and Commonwealth, 88
Influencer
Twitter: @BritishMonarchy

15. Baroness Kennedy QC
Barrister, human-rights and civil-liberties campaigner, life peer 64
Campaigner & Change Agent, Connector, Spider

16. Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE – Britain’s most colourful and inspirational charity leader.
Founder, Kids Company, 51
Campaigner & Change Agent
Twitter: @KidsCompanyUK

17. Justine Simons
Head of cultural policy, Mayor of London’s Office, 43
Connector, Creative Collaborator

18. Katie Grand
Editor-in-chief, Love magazine, stylist, consultant, 43
Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @kegrand

19. Mary-Kay Wilmers
Editor, London Review Of Books, 76
Creative Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @marykaywilmers

20. Helen Boaden
Director, BBC Radio, 58
Connector, Creative Collaborator, Influencer

21. Caroline Daniel
Editor, the Financial Times Weekend, 43
Spider, Connector
Twitter: @carolinefdaniel

 

22. Jess Search
Chief executive, Britdoc, 45
Creative Collaborator, Connector, Influencer
Twitter: @jesssearch

23. Isabel Hardman
Assistant editor, Spectator; host, Radio 4’s The Week In Westminster, 28
Influencer
Twitter: @IsabelHardman 

 

24. Alexandra Shulman OBE
Editor-in-chief, British Vogue, 56
Creative Collaborator, Spider
Twitter: @AShulman2 

25. Cilla Snowball CBE
Group chairman and group CEO, AMV BBDO, 56
Connector, Influencer

26.Rachel Johnson
Journalist and author, 49
Spider
Twitter: @RachelSJohnson

27. Elisabeth Murdoch
Founder and chairman, Shine, 46
Creative Collaborator, Spider

28. Sarah Vine
Columnist, 47
Influencer
Twitter: @SarahVine

29. India Knight
Sunday Times columnist and novelist, 48
Influencer
Twitter: @indiaknight

30. Rebekah Brooks
Unemployed, 46
Spider

31. Caitlin Moran
Writer, 39
Campaigner & Change Agent, Influencer
Twitter: @caitlinmoran

32. Tessa Ross CBE
Chief executive of the National Theatre, 53
Connector, Spider

33. Sarah Sands
Editor, London Evening Standard, 53
Connector, influencer
Twitter: @sandsstandard

34. Claudia Winkleman
TV and radio personality and co-presenter, Strictly Come Dancing, 42
Influencer, Spider
Twitter: @ClaudiaWinkle

35. Lynda Gratton

Professor of management practice, London Business School, 59
Connector, Creative Collaborator, Influencer, Spider
Twitter: @lyndagratton

36. Rona Fairhead CBE

Chairman of the BBC Trust, 53
Influencer, Connector, Creative Collaborator
Twitter: @lyndagratton

37. Andrea Wong

President, International Production for Sony Pictures Television and President of International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 46
Creative Collaborator, Spider

38. Alexandra Pringle

Group editor-in-chief, Bloomsbury, 61
Connector, Creative Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @AlexandraPring

39. Nicky Carter

Artist, 45
Creative Collaborator, Influencer

40. Meera Syal MBE

Writer, actress, comedian, 53
Creative Collaborator, Influencer

41. Julia Peyton-Jones OBE

Co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, London, 62
Connector, Creative Collaborator

42. Anna Wintour

Editor-in-chief, American Vogue, 64
Influencer

43. Iwona Blazwick OBE

Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 58
Connector, Creative Collaborator

44. Jane Lawson

Director of development, the Victoria & Albert Museum, 53
Connector, Spider

45. Gizzi Erskine

Chef and food writer, 35
Creative Collaborator, Influencer|
Twitter: @GizziErskine

46. Caroline Rush

Chief executive, British Fashion Council, 43
Connector, Influencer
Twitter: @rushcaroline

47. Tracey Emin CBE

Artist, 51
Influencer

48. Catherine Goodman

Artist, 53
Creative Collaborator
Twitter: @goodman_studio

49. Susie Orbach

Psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer, activist and social critic, 67
Campaigner & change agent, Influencer, Spider
Twitter: @psychoanalysis

50. Lily Allen
Singer, 29
Creative Collaborator
Twitter: @lilyallen

51. Sophie Okonedo OBE
Actress, 46
Creative Collaborator

52. Lottie Moss
Model, 16
Creative Collaborator

Victoria Beckham

53. Victoria Beckham
Businesswoman and fashion designer, 40
Creative collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @victoriabeckham

54. Anita Zabludowicz

Art collector, philanthropist and gallery owner, 53
Connector, Spider
Twitter: @zab_art

55. Jeanette Winterson OBE

Writer, 55
Creative Collaborator, Influencer, Spider
Twitter: @Wintersonworld 

56. Esther Freud

Novelist, 51
Influencer, Spider
Twitter: @estherfreudrite

57. Anya Hindmarch MBE

Accessories designer, 46
Creative Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @anyahindmarch

 

58. Jude Kelly OBE

Artistic director, South Bank Centre, 60
Connector, Creative Collaborator
Twitter: @JudeKellySBC

59. Ella Weston

Director of Stream, 28
Connector, Creative Collaborator
Twitter: @ellaweston

60. Laura Bailey

Model, cultural ambassador, British Fashion Council; contributing editor, British Vogue, 42
Creative Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @laurabailey_uk

61. Lucy Worsley

Historian, TV presenter; chief curator, Historic Royal Palaces, 40
Influencer
Twitter: @Lucy_Worsley

62. Zaha Hadid DBE

Architect, 63
Influencer

63. Stella McCartney OBE

Fashion designer, 43
Creative Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @StellaMcCartney

64. Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE

Conceptual artist and director, 47
Creative collaborator, Influencer

65. Sonia Friedman

Producer, 49
Creative Collaborator, Influencer

66. Camilla Lowther

Founder, Camilla Lowther Management, 55
Spider

67. Sally Osman

Director Royal Communications, 55
Connector, Spider
Twitter: @SallyOsman

68. Jane Boardman

CEO and founder Talk PR, 53
Connector, Spider
Twitter: @hjaneboardman

69.Sofia Davis

Founder, One For The Boys; founder and CEO Soujar, 35
Campaigner & Change Agent, Spider

70. Caroline Michel

CEO, Peters Fraser and Dunlop, 54
Connector, Spider

71. Christiana Marran

Managing director EMEA, Credit Suisse, 47
Connector

72. Fiona McMorrough

CEO and founder, FMcM, 50
Spider
Twitter: @fionafmcm

73. Sarah Montague

Presenter of Radio 4’s Today programme, 48
Influencer
Twitter: @Sarah_Montague

74. Tara Bernerd

Founder, Tara Bernerd & Partners, 43
Creative Collaborator, Influencer
Twitter: @TaraBernerd

75. Nicola Mendelsohn

Vice-president EMEA, Facebook, 43
Campaigner & Change Agent, Leader
Twitter: @nicolamen

76. Bindi Karia

Vice president, Silicon Valley Bank, 42
Connector, Influencer
Twitter: @bindik

77. Heather Rabbatts CBE

Board member, The Football Association, 58
Leader, Spider

78.Tanya Burr

Beauty, fashion and lifestyle vlogger, 25
Influencer
Twitter: @TanyaBurr

79.Vanessa Vallely

Managing director, wearethecity.com, 42
Connector, Spider
Twitter: @WATC_girl

80.Sherry Coutu CBE

Entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist, 50
Connector, influencer
Twitter: @scoutu

81. Dr Dambisa Moyo

CEO and Founder, Mildstorm Group, 45
Influencer
Twitter: @dambisamoyo

82. Heather McGregor

Managing director, Taylor Bennett, 52
Connector, Influencer, Spider

83. Hannah Rothschild

Film-maker and writer, 52
Creative Collaborator, Spider

84. Stevie Spring

Chairman, BBC Children In Need; senior independent director, Engine Group, 56
Connector, Spider
Twitter: @steviespring1

85. Dido Harding

CEO, TalkTalk; life peer, 46
Influencer

86. Jan Hall OBE

Founding partner, JCA Group, 57
Connector, Spider

87. Katie Lloyd

Development director, BBC, 34
Connector, Creative Collaborator, Spider

88. Kathryn Parsons

Co-founder of Decoded, 33
Influencer
Twitter: @KathrynParsons

89. Rosaleen Blair

Founder and CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions, 48
Connector, Influencer, Leader
Twitter: @RosaleenBlair

90. Marjorie Scardino DBE

Board member, Twitter, 67
Connector, Influencer, Spider
Twitter: @marjscar

91. Helena Morrissey CBE

CEO, Newton Investment Management; founder, The 30% Club, 48
Campaigner & Change Agent, Leader

Twitter: @MorrisseyHelena

92. Pinky Lilani OBE

Founder and chair, Asian Women Of Achievement Awards, 60
Campaigner & Change Agent, connector, Influencer

93. Anne Richards

Global chief investment officer, Aberdeen Asset Management, 50
Campaigner & Change Agent, Connector, Leader
Twitter: @AnneRichards16

94. Justine Roberts
Founder and chief executive, Mumsnet and Gransnet, 47
Influencer
Twitter: @justine_roberts

95. Jane Cummings
Chief nursing officer, NHS England, 53
Leader
Twitter: @JaneMCummings

96. Philippa Perry
Psychotherapist and writer, 56
Influencer
Twitter: @Philippa_Perry

97. Baroness Grey-Thompson

Paralympian, TV presenter, life peer, 45
Campaigner & Change Agent, Influencer
Twitter: @Tanni_GT

98. Judy Murray
Tennis coach, 55
Connector, Influencer
Twitter: @judmoo

99. Clare Matterson, Director of culture and society, The Wellcome Trust, 51, Clare Matterson has responsibility for medical humanities, public engagement, education, media and communications, the Wellcome Library and Wellcome Collection – the free destination for the incurably curious.Clare led the Wellcome Trust’s plans to establish the National Science Learning Centre – a major initiative with the UK Government to drive improvement in science education.
— Spider | Twitter: @CEMatterson

Jessica Ennis-Hill

100. Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE , a British track and field athlete, the current Olympic heptathlon champion.
Athlete, 28 | Influencer | Twitter: @J_Ennis

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