100 Women (BBC)

100 Women is a BBC multi-format series established in 2013. The series examines the role of women in the 21st century and has included events in London[1] and Mexico.[2][3] After the list was unveiled,[clarification needed] it was the start of the "BBC's women season", lasting for three weeks, which included broadcast, online reports, debates and journalism on the topic of women.[4] Women from throughout the world are encouraged to participate via Twitter and comment on the list, as well as on the interviews and debates that follow release of the list.[5]

100 Women
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Years active7 in 2019
Inaugurated22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
Most recentOctober 2019 (2019-10)
Website100 Women


After the 2012 Delhi gang rape, then BBC Controller Liliane Landor,[6] BBC editor Fiona Crack[7] and other journalists, were inspired to create a series focusing on the issues and achievements of women in society today.[8] They felt that many of the issues women faced were not getting in-depth coverage, and in March 2013 a "flood of feedback from female listeners" was received by the BBC to the effect that the corporation should provide more "content from and about women."[9]

The BBC launched this series in 2013 to address the under-representation of women in the media.[8][10] Women to participate in the first program were chosen by survey in 26 different language services.[9] Programming ran over the course of a month, culminating in a conference held on 25 October, in which 100 women from across the world discussed issues they shared. A wide range of topics were debated covering employment challenges, feminism, motherhood, and religion,[11] to examine both the cultural and social challenges women faced in living their lives.[12]

The series has since covered many topics, including education, healthcare, equal pay, genital mutilation, domestic violence, and sexual abuse[13] and seeks to provide women with a platform to discuss how to improve the world and eliminate sexism.[14] Women included on the list are from around the globe, and involved in diverse fields of endeavour.[15] Women who are already famous are included, as well as people who are less known.[16][17]



The 2019 list was announced on 16 October 2019.[18]

Image Name Country of birth Description[18]
  Precious Adams   United States Ballet dancer
Parveena Ahanger   India Human rights activist
  Piera Aiello   Italy Anti-mafia politician
Jasmin Akter   Bangladesh
  United Kingdom
Rohingya refugee and cricketer
  Manal Al Dowayan   Saudi Arabia Saudi photographer and artist
  Kimia Alizadeh   Iran First female Iranian Olympic medallist
Alanoud Alsharekh   Kuwait Women's rights activist
Marwa Al-Sabouni   Syria Architect who runs only Arabic website for architectural news
Rida Al Tubuly   Libya Peace campaigner
  Tabata Amaral   Brazil Politician working for education, women's rights, political innovation and sustainable futures
  Yalitza Aparicio   Mexico Actress and human rights activist
Dayna Ash   Lebanon Poet and cultural activist
  Dina Asher-Smith   United Kingdom Fastest woman in British history
  MiMi Aung   United States NASA project manager and engineer
  Nisha Ayub   Malaysia Transgender activist
Judith Bakirya   Uganda Organic farmer and women's rights activist
  Ayah Bdeir   Lebanon
Founder of littleBits and STEM advocate
  Dhammananda Bhikkhuni   Thailand First female Thai Buddhist monk
  Mabel Bianco   Argentina Feminist medical doctor and women's rights activist
Raya Bidshahri   Iran Educator and founder of Awecademy
  Katie Bouman   United States Processed first-ever image of a black hole
  Sinéad Burke   Ireland Disability activist
Lisa Campo-Engelstein   United States Bioethicist and fertility and contraceptive researcher
Scarlett Curtis   United Kingdom Co-founder of The Pink Protest
Ella Daish   United Kingdom Environmentalist and anti-plastic campaigner
Sharan Dhaliwal   United Kingdom Writer and advocate for mental and sexual health for young South Asians, and LGBTQ rights
  Salwa Eid Naser   Nigeria
400m world champion runner
  Rana el Kaliouby   Egypt Artificial emotional intelligence pioneer
Maria Fernanda Espinosa   Ecuador Fourth woman member of the UN General Assembly
Lucinda Evans   South Africa Women's rights activist and founder of Philisa Abafazi Bethu (Heal our Women)
Sister Gerard Fernandez   Singapore Roman Catholic nun and death row counsellor
  Bethany Firth   United Kingdom Paralympic swimmer
Owl Fisher   Iceland Transgender activist, journalist and writer
  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 100m world sprint champion
  Zarifa Ghafari   Afghanistan One of Afghanistan's first female mayors; clean city advocate
  Jalila Haider   Pakistan Human rights lawyer and women's rights advocate
  Tayla Harris   Australia Australian rules footballer and boxer
Hollie   United States Sex trafficking survivor
Huang Wensi   China Professional boxer
Luchita Hurtado   Venezuela Artist and environmental advocate
Yumi Ishikawa   Japan Gender discrimination campaigner and founder of #kutoo movement
Asmaa James   Sierra Leone Journalist and women's rights activist
Aranya Johar   India Beat poet who writes about gender equality, mental health and body positivity
Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman   United States Urban anthropologist and co-founder of The Women Led Cities Initiative
Gada Kadoda   Sudan Founder of the Sudanese Knowledge Society and trainer of community engineers
Amy Karle   United States Bioartist and 3D-designer
Ahlam Khudr   Sudan Human rights protest leader
Fiona Kolbinger   Germany First woman cyclist to win the Transcontinental Race
Hiyori Kon   Japan Sumo wrestler
Aïssata Lam   Mauritania Microfinance expert and women's rights advocate
Soo Jung Lee   South Korea Forensic psychologist and advocate for anti-stalking bill
  Fei-Fei Li   United States Pioneer of artificial intelligence who encourages women and minorities to build AI
  Erika Lust   Sweden Filmmaker
Lauren Mahon   United Kingdom Cancer survivor and podcaster
  Julie Makani   Tanzania Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Lisa Mandemaker   Netherlands Designer of prototype artificial womb
Jamie Margolin   United States Climate change activist and co-rounder of Zero Hour movement
Francia Márquez   Colombia Afro-Colombian environmentalist and leader of 10-day, 350-mile women's march
Gina Martin   United Kingdom Campaigner to make upskirting illegal in England and Wales
Sarah Martins Da Silva   United Kingdom Fertility researcher
Raja Meziane   Algeria Anti-government songs about social injustice, alleged corruption and inequality
Susmita Mohanty   India Spaceship designer, entrepreneur and passionate climate action advocate
Benedicte Mundele   Democratic Republic of the Congo Fresh food entrepreneur
Subhalakshmi Nandi   India Gender equity researcher and campaigner
  Trang Nguyen   Vietnam Wildlife conservationist
Van Thi Nguyen   Vietnam Co-founder of the Will to Live Center
Natasha Noel   India Body positivity influencer
  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez   United States Youngest woman elected to Congress
  Farida Osman   Egypt First woman in Egypt to win a swimming medal
Ashcharya Peiris   Sri Lanka Blind fashion designer and motivational speaker
Danit Peleg   Israel Fashion designer of 3D-printed clothing
Autumn Peltier   Canada Clean water advocate
Swietenia Puspa Lestari   Indonesia Founder of the Divers Clean Action Foundation and anti-straw campaigner
  Megan Rapinoe   United States Advocate for equality in football(soccer)
Onjali Q. Raúf   United Kingdom Writer and founder of Making Herstory
Charlene Ren   China Clean water advocate
  Maria Ressa   Philippines Journalist and founder of Rappler website to expose fake news
  Djamila Ribeiro   Brazil Writer and Afro-Brazilian women's rights advocate
Jawahir Roble   Somalia
  United Kingdom
UK's first Muslim, black, female, hijab-wearing referee[clarification needed]
Najat Saliba   Lebanon Air pollution research
  Nanjira Sambuli   Kenya World Wide Web Foundation digital equality expert
Zehra Sayers   Turkey Chair of the SESAME project
Hayfa Sdiri   Tunisia Entrepreneur and UN gender equality campaigner
Noor Shaker   Syria Artificial intelligence innovator
Bonita Sharma     Nepal Founder of The Social Changemakers and Innovators
  Vandana Shiva   India Environmental leader and winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize
Pragati Singh   India Indian Aces, an online community for asexual people
  Lyubov Sobol   Russia Anti-corruption activist
Samah Subay   Yemen Lawyer supporting families whose children have 'disappeared'
Kalista Sy   Senegal Screenwriter of television series Mistress of a Married Man
  Bella Thorne   United States Actress and director
Veronique Thouvenot   Chile Leader of the Zero Mothers Die initiative
  Greta Thunberg   Sweden Climate change activist
Paola Villarreal   Mexico Computer programmer who developed Data for Justice
  Ida Vitale   Uruguay Fifth woman to win Cervantes Prize for lifetime writing achievement
Purity Wako   Uganda Life coach empowering women
  Marilyn Waring   New Zealand Feminist economist and environmental activist
  Amy Webb   United States Futurist
Sara Wesslin   Finland Skolt Sami journalist who lobbied for government funding for Sami language teaching
Gina Zurlo   United States Expert in religion statistics


The 2018 list was announced in November 2018. The list included the 27th Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Stacey Cunningham who runs the New York Stock Exchange and Shaparak Shajarizadeh[19] who challenged the Iranian law that requires women to wear the Hijab.[20]

Image Name Country of birth Description[21]
  Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin   Nigeria Social impact entrepreneur, Nigeria
  Esra'a Al Shafei   Bahrain leads not-for-profit Majal.org
Svetlana Alekseeva   Russia Burns survivor
  Lizt Alfonso   Cuba Director and choreographer, Cuba
  Nimco Ali   United Kingdom
FGM activist in Somaliland
  Isabel Allende   Peru writer
Boushra Yahya Almutawakel   Yemen photographer
Alina Anisimova   Kyrgyzstan student programmer at Kyrgyz Girls' Space School
  Frances Arnold   United States Nobel Prize winning chemical engineer
Uma Devi Badi     Nepal Leader of the Badi movement and member of the Provincial Assembly in Nepal
Judith Balcazar   United Kingdom Fashion designer and co-founder of Giggle Knickers (underwear for women with urinary incontinence)
  Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista   Peru Lawyer who works against domestic violence as the face of the NiUnaMenos (Not One [woman] Less)
Leyla Belyalova   Uzbekistan Academic and ecologist, seeking to protect Uzbekistan's birdlife and mountain ecosystems
  Analia Bortz   Argentina Doctor, rabbi and bioethicist treating women with fertility problems
  Fealofani Bruun   Samoa Traditional Polynesian navigator and qualified yachtmaster
Raneen Bukhari   Saudi Arabia Curator, gallery manager, and business developer
  Joy Buolamwini   Canada Artificial intelligence artist and researcher
Barbara Burton   United Kingdom Founder and CEO of BehindBras, a charity that supports women prison leavers
Tamara Cheremnova   Russia Author, living with cerebral palsy
  Chelsea Clinton   United States writer and organiser
Stacey Cunningham   United States NYSE President
Jenny Davidson (businesswoman)   United States CEO of Stand Up Placer
  Asha de Vos   Sri Lanka Marine biologist
  Gabriella Di Laccio   Brazil Soprano and founder of DONNE: Women in Music
Xiomara Diaz   Nicaragua Entrepreneur and charity founder
  Noma Dumezweni   United Kingdom
eSwatini actor
  Chidera Eggerue   United Kingdom "The Slumflower" blogger
Shrouk El-Attar   Egypt Electronics design engineer
Nicole Evans   United Kingdom Early menopause
Raghda Ezzeldin   Egypt Free diver
Mitra Farazandeh   Iran Artist advocate for people with physical disabilities
Mamitu Gashe   Ethiopia Senior nurse aide and fistula surgeon
Meena Gayen   India Business owner and road builder
  G.E.M. (Gloria Tang Tsz-kei)   People's Republic of China
  Hong Kong
  Fabiola Gianotti   Italy Particle physicist and director general of CERN
  Julia Gillard   Australia 27th Prime Minister of Australia
Elena Gorolova   Czech Republic Social worker, campaigning against forced sterilisation
Randi Heesoo Griffin   United States Olympic ice hockey player and data scientist, advocate for equal pay for women in ice hockey
Janet Harbick   Canada Altruistic surrogate
Jessica Hayes   United States Theology teacher and consecrated virgin
Thando Hopa   South Africa Model, lawyer and diversity and inclusion advocate
  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim   Chad Environmentalist and advocate for indigenous people and women
Reyhan Jamalova   Azerbaijan Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Rainenergy, company that collects energy from rainwater
  Jameela Jamil   United Kingdom British actor who founded @i-weigh
Liz Johnson   United Kingdom Paralympian gold medal swimmer and entrepreneur, with a recruitment agency aiming to close the disability employment gap
Lao Khang   Laos Rugby player and coach
Joey Mead King   Philippines Model and television presenter
Krishna Kumari   Pakistan Women's rights campaigner elected to Pakistan Senate
Marie Laguerre   France Civil engineer and architecture student, who has developed platform where women can share stories of street harassment
Veasna Chea Leth   Cambodia Lawyer, first woman to study law in Cambodia
Ana Graciela Sagastume López   El Salvador Women and Femicide Special Prosecutor
  Maria Corina Machado   Venezuela Political leader who has campaigned to safeguard democratic processes in Venezuela
  Nanaia Mahuta   New Zealand Minister of Maori development, first female parliamentarian to wear a Maori face tattoo
Sakdiyah Maruf   Indonesia First female Muslim stand-up comedian
Nujeen Mustafa   Syria Syrian refugee, activist, and a campaigner on behalf of refugees with disabilities
Lisa McGee   United Kingdom Northern Irish playwright and the writer and creator of Derry Girls
Kirsty McGurrell   United Kingdom Charity co-ordinator of 4Louis, providing memory boxes for bereaved parents of stillborn babies
Becki Meakin   United Kingdom General manager of Shaping Our Lives, advocate for people with disabilities
Ruth Medufia   Ghana Female welder acting as role model for young women in the construction industry
Larisa Mikhaltsova   Ukraine Accordion music teacher who became a model at age 63
  Amina J. Mohammed   Nigeria Deputy secretary general, United Nations
  Yanar Mohammed   Iraq President of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)
Joseline Esteffania Velasquez Morales   Guatemala Student and NGO co-ordinator, campaigning to end forced marriages
  Robin Morgan   United States Author and activist, founder of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute and the Women's Media Center
Dima Nashawi   Syria Artist, clown and visual storyteller, who collects and reflects tales from Syria
Helena Ndume   Namibia Ophthalmologist who has performed sight-restoring surgeries upon 35,000 Namibians, free of charge
  Kelly O'Dwyer   Australia Minister for jobs and industrial relations, and minister for women in the Australian parliament
Yuki Okoda   Japan Astronomer, first person to discover a new star that could shed light on the origins of our solar system
  Olivette Otele   Cameroon Professor of History at Bath Spa University, England
  Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo   Mexico Mayor of Mexico City and Nobel Peace Prize-winning physicist
Park Soo-yeon   South Korea Digital campaigner against sex crimes
  Ophelia Pastrana   Colombia Comedian and media personality
Viji Palithodi   India Activist who founded a women's union in Kerala
Brigitte Sossou Perenyi   Ghana Documentary producer
Vicky Phelan   Ireland Exposed the Irish Cervical Check Screening scandal
  Rahibi Soma Popere   India Farmer and founder of Seed Bank, India collecting indigenous seeds
Valentina Quintero   Venezuela Journalist promoting tourism and the environment through television programs
Sam Ross   United Kingdom Catering assistant and advocate for people with Down syndrome
  Fatma Samoura   Senegal Secretary General of FIFA
Juliet Sargeant   Tanzania Garden designer
Sima Sarkar   Bangladesh Full-time mother of 18-year-old disabled child
Shaparak Shajarizadeh   Iran Activist against compulsory hijab rule, now in exile
Haven Shepherd   Vietnam Suicide bomb survivor and Paralympic hopeful
Nenney Shushaidah Binti Shamsuddin   Malaysia Female Syiriah judge
  Hayat Sindi   Saudi Arabia Biotechnologist, Unesco goodwill ambassador for science and founder of the i2 Institute for imagination and ingenuity
Jacqueline Straub   Germany Theologian, journalist and author seeking to become a Catholic priest
  Donna Strickland   Canada Professor of Physics, University of Waterloo, Canada and winner of Nobel Prize in Physics, 2018
Kanpassorn Suriyasangpetch   Thailand Mental health advocate and app developer
Setsuko Takamizawa   Japan Learning English to help tourists at Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games
Nargis Taraki   Afghanistan NGO legal adviser who campaigns for female empowerment
  Ellen Tejle   Sweden Campaigner for awareness of women's representation in film
Helen Taylor Thompson   United Kingdom AIDs Hospice founder
Bola Tinubu   Nigeria Lawyer who established the first free children's helpline in Nigeria
  Errollyn Wallen   United Kingdom
Opera composer and performer
Safiya Wazir   Afghanistan Community activist
  Gladys West   United States Mathematician, instrumental in developing GPS
Luo Yang   People's Republic of China Art photography series on Chinese girls since 2007
  Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick   Iran Fashion designer and motorcyclist
Tashi Zangmo   Bhutan Executive director for the Bhutan Nuns Foundation
Jing Zhao   People's Republic of China Entrepreneur running online sex education network


In 2017 the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world. Coming together in four teams, the women will share their experiences and create innovative ways to tackle:[22]

  • The glass ceiling (#Teamlead)
  • Female illiteracy (#Teamread)
  • Street harassment (#Teamgo)
  • Sexism in sport (#Teamplay)

Glass ceiling teamEdit

Image Name Country of birth Description[21]
Agnes Atim Apea   Uganda Founder and CEO of Hope Co-ops
  Amy Cuddy   United States Harvard social psychologist and bestselling author
Elaine Welteroth   United States Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue
Erin Akinci   United States Data scientist
Jin Xing   People's Republic of China Dancer, television star and business owner
Karlie Noon[23]   Australia Astronomer
Lea Coligado   United States Software engineer
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie   United States Executive Director of the Clayman Institute, Stanford University
  Loujain Alhathloul   Saudi Arabia Student
Mariana Feraru   Romania Cosmetician
Maci Peterson   United States Co-Founder and CEO, On Second Thought
  Maria Teresa Ruiz   Chile Astronomer
Marilyn Loden   United States Author, management consultant and diversity advocate
Marina Potoker   Russia Managing Director, Rockwool Russia
Melisa Marquez-Rodriguez   Puerto Rico Lead Android engineer for website builder, Weebly.com
  Michelle Mone   United Kingdom Entrepreneur
Muhabbat Sharapova   Uzbekistan Maths teacher
Nana Akua Oppong Birmeh   Ghana Architect
Natalia Margolis   United States Software Engineer at Huge agency
Romina Bernardo (aka Chocolate Remix)   Argentina Musician
Roya Ramezani   Iran Design strategist
Rumman Chowdhury   United States Senior Principal at Accenture AI
Sasha Perigo   United States Student
Savita Devi   India Drummer
  Susi Pudjiastuti   Indonesia Politician and entrepreneur
Suzanne Doyle-Morris   Australia Author and expert on gender in the workplace

Female illiteracy teamEdit

Image Name Country of birth Description[21]
Aditi Avasthi   India Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO, Embibe
Huynh Thi Xam   Vietnam Librarian
  Indira Rana Magar     Nepal Founder, Prisoner's Assistance Nepal
  Ira Trivedi   India Writer
Maggie MacDonnell   Canada Teacher
Marieme Jamme   Senegal Founder of iamtheCODE
Mehroonisa Siddiqui   India Homemaker
  Michelle Bachelet   Chile President of Chile
Nitya Thummalachetty   India Director of Diversity, FortunaPIX
  Peggy Whitson   United States Astronaut
Priyanka Roy   India Student
  Sakena Yacoobi   Afghanistan CEO of Afghan Institute for Learning and social entrepreneur with four private schools and one radio station.
Tulika Kiran   India Teacher and social worker
Urvashi Sahni   India Founder and CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation
Zainab Fadhal Iraq Student
  Vicky Colbert   Colombia Sociologist of education
  Muzoon Almellehan   Syria Activist
Lin Nien-Tzu   Taiwan Founder, Dharti Mata Sustainable Workshop
Frances Melanie Hardinge   United Kingdom Author
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   Nigeria Economist
Ahlam al-Rashid   Syria Teacher and Head of the Women Empowerment Centre, northern Syria
  Regina Honu   Ghana Social entrepreneur
Angeline Murimirwa   Zimbabwe Regional executive director, Camfed Southern & Eastern Africa
Bella Devyatkina   Russia Polyglot
Tran Thi Kim Thia   Vietnam Lottery ticket vendor and swimming coach

Street harassment teamEdit

Image Name Country of birth Description[21]
Adelle Onyango   Kenya Radio presenter
Anita Nderu   Kenya Television presenter and radio news anchor
  Anne-Marie Imafidon   United Kingdom CEO & 'Head Stemette' at Stemettes
Chaima Lahsini   Morocco Journalist
  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf   Liberia President of Liberia
Ellie Cosgrave   United Kingdom Lecturer in Urban Innovation and Policy at UCL
Laura Jordan Bambach   Australia Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Mr President and Co-Founder, SheSays
Liz Kelly   United Kingdom Professor of Sexualised Violence
Maria Scorodinschi   Moldova Campaigner against domestic violence
Naomi Mwaura   Kenya Founder, Flone Initiative and Communications Associate at ITDP Africa
Resham Khan   United Kingdom Student
  Rupi Kaur   India Author
Talent Jumo   Zimbabwe Founder and Director, Katswe Sistahood
  Tiwa Savage   Nigeria Singer-songwriter
  Virali Modi   India Disability rights activist and youth ambassador
Leila Smith   France Artist
Sharon Sabita Beepath   United Kingdom Counsellor
Amanda Nunez-Ferreira   United States Student
Somporn Khempetch   Thailand Social worker and teacher[24]
Tamara De Anda   Mexico Journalist
Doris Muthoni Wanjira   Kenya Conductor
Hanne Bingle   Denmark Retired London Underground driver
Nihal Saad Zaghloul   Egypt Business development officer and co-founder of Bassma
Angie Ng   Malaysia Founder of SlutWalk Hong Kong
Asena Melisa Saglam   Turkey Student

Sexism in sport teamEdit

Image Name Country of birth Description[21]
  Adriana Behar   Brazil General Manager of Sport Planning for the Brazilian Olympic Committee since 2011
Ana Luiza Santos de Andrade   Brazil Student
Beatriz Vaz E Silva   Brazil Athlete
Claudianny Drika   Brazil Football coach
Fernanda Nunes   Brazil Olympic canoeist and blogger
Grace Larsen   United States Retired civil servant
Luiza Travassos   Brazil Student
Maira Liguori   Brazil NGO director
MC Soffia   Brazil Rapper
  Mithali Raj   India Cricketer
  Momina Mustehsan   Pakistan Musician
  Nadia Comaneci   Romania
  United States
Nawaal Akram   Qatar Model, comedian and founder of Muscular Dystrophy Qatar
Nora Tausz Ronai   Italy Architect and teacher
  Steph Houghton   United Kingdom Footballer
  Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala   Sri Lanka Women's rights activist and mountaineer
Cwengekile Nikiwe Myeni   South Africa Gogo (granny) support programme manager
Helena Pacheco   Brazil Businesswoman and former football coach
Rocky Hehakaija   Netherlands Director Favela Street Foundation and motivational speaker and coach
Lina Khalifeh   Jordan Martial arts expert
Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung   Vietnam Footballer
Derartu Tulu   Ethiopia Long-distance runner
Shantona Rani Roy   Bangladesh Activist
  Hou Yifan   People's Republic of China Chess player


The 2016 theme was Defiance.[16] Part of the 100 Women festival took place in Mexico City on this year.[25] The 2016 list was published in alphabetical order.[26]

Image Name Nationality Description
  Alicia Keys   United States Singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, record producer and philanthropist
Aline Mukovi Neema   Republic of the Congo Student activist for political change
Amna Suleiman   Palestine Protester against custom that stops women cycling
Amy Roko   Saudi Arabia Comedian who became known via Instagram and Vine
Asel Sadyrova   Kyrgyzstan Archer
Ashwaq Moharram   Yemen Doctor dealing with starvation in Hudaydah
Babs Forman   United Kingdom London based make-up artist who covers up skin problems
Becci Wain   United Kingdom Former self-harmer who challenged supermarket policy
  Carmen Aristegui   Mexico journalist
Carolina de Oliveira   Lebanon
Mental health activist
Cat Hulbert   United States Professional gambler
  Chan Yuen-ting   Hong Kong football manager[27]
Chanira Bajracharya     Nepal Former "living goddess" or Kumari
Churan Zheng   People's Republic of China Women's rights activist arrested for planning protest against sexual harassment on public transportation
Cindy Meston   Canada Clinical psychology professor
  Conchi Reyes Rios   Spain Bullfighter (es)
  Corinne Maier   France French writer
Dalia Sabri   Jordan Blind music teacher
  Denise Ho   Canada
  Hong Kong
Pop icon[27]
  Doaa el-Adl   Egypt Cartoonist of cat whose stories reflect the news
Dwi Handa   Indonesia Fashion star
Egge Kande   Senegal Community leader who advises young girls about education
Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya   Eswatini First woman to become a bishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
  Erin McKenney   United States Science award winner
Erin Sweeny   Australia rape psychologist
  Evelyn Miralles   Venezuela NASA engineer
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe[28]   Nigeria Planner of glitzy and celebrity weddings
  Gcina Mhlope[29]   South Africa Author, poet, playwright and storyteller
Gouri Chindarkar   India Computer engineering student of the "School in the Cloud"
Heather Rabbatts   Jamaica Chief Executive of the London Borough of Lambeth
  Heloise Letissier   France French singer and songwriter known by her stage name Christine and the Queens
Ieshia Evans   United States Black protester
Isabella Springmuhl Tejada   Guatemala Fashion designer
Iskra Lawrence   United Kingdom Model
  Jamilah Lemieux   United States Cultural commentator
Jane Elliott   United States Anti-racism activist
  Janet Ní Shuilleabháin   Ireland Abortion rights campaigner
  Jeanette Winterson   United Kingdom novelist
  Judi Aubel   United States Social entrepreneur
  June Eric-Udorie   Ireland Student activist
  Karima Baloch   Pakistan independence campaigner
  Kartika Jahja   Indonesia gender-equality singer
  Katherine Johnson   United States Space scientist who was a mathematician for NASA
Kathy Murray   United States "surrendered wife"
  Khadija Ismayilova   Azerbaijan Journalist
Lhakpa Sherpa     Nepal Mountaineer who has climbed Everest seven times.
  Liliane Landor   Lebanon BBC journalist
Liv Little   United Kingdom Magazine editor
Lois Strong   United States Cheerleader
Lubna Tahtamouni   Jordan Science campaigner
Lucy Finch   Malawi hospice founder (only one in Malawi)
  Mallika Srinivasan   India tractor manufacturer
Mao Kobayashi   Japan Cancer blogger
  Mariana Costa   Peru Businesswoman
  Marne Levine   United States COO of Instagram
Marta Sánchez Soler   Mexico Sociologist
  Marta Vieira da Silva   Brazil Footballer
'Mary'   Kenya Survivor of al-Shabab rape
  Mary Akrami   Afghanistan Refuge founder
Megan Beveridge   United Kingdom
First female "lone piper" at the Edinburgh Tattoo
Mercedes Doretti   Argentina Forensic anthropologist who investigates crimes against humanity
Morena Herrera   El Salvador Abortion activist
Nadia Khiari   Tunisia Cartoonist of 'Willis from Tunis', whose adventures are about the news
Nadiya Hussain   United Kingdom Winner of reality show "Bake Off" – went on to television jobs
  Naema Ahmed   Pakistan Start-up manager
Nagira Sabashova   Kyrgyzstan Wrestler
  Natalia Ponce de Leon   Colombia Acid attack victim
Nay el-Rahi   Lebanon Harassment tracker
Neha Singh   India Campaigner who encourages women to ignore harassment and reclaim the public space
Omotade Alalade   Nigeria Infertility foundation creator
Ou Xiaobai   People's Republic of China App developer which links gay and lesbian people for marriages of convenience
Pashtun Rahmat   Afghanistan Police officer
  Paula Hawkins   Zimbabwe Thriller writer of "Girl on the Train"
Prathiba Parmar   Kenya British film maker
  Rachida Dati   France Politician
  Rakefet Russak-Aminoach   Israel Banker
  Rebecca Walker   United States Writer and activist
Reham el-Hour   Morocco Cartoonist who became professional after winning a UNESCO competition in 2000
Renee Rabinowitz   Belgium Lawyer who sued the El Al airline when she was asked to move as the man next to her objected to sitting by a female passenger
  Saalumarada Thimmakka   India 105-year-old environmentalist who has managed trees
  Seyhan Arman   Turkey Transgender activist
  Sherin Khankan   Denmark Imam
Shirin Gerami   Iran First woman triathlete in Iran
  Shriti Vadera   Uganda Banker who served as UK minister
  Sian Williams   United Kingdom
Rugby player
  Simone Biles   United States Olympic gymnast
  Stephanie Harvey   Canada Professional e-gamer "missharvey"
  Stephanie Yim Bell   United States Korean-American professional wrestler, then known as Jade
  Sunny Leone   Canada Actress
  Traci Houpapa   New Zealand Company director
Um-Yehia   Syria Nurse
  Viktoria Modesta   Latvia Iconic pop artist
  Winnie Harlow   Canada Model
Yasmine Mustafa   Kuwait Entrepreneur
  Yuliya Stepanova   Russia Whistle-blowing athlete
  Zoleka Mandela   South Africa Writer – survivor of addictions, sexual abuse and cancer. Grand daughter of Nelson Mandela.
Zulaikha Patel   South Africa Thirteen year-old who took stand for young girls with natural hair
Tess Asplund   Sweden Anti-fascism activist caught in iconic photo resisting fascists
Thuli Madonsela[29]   South Africa Advocate who combats corruption
  Maria Zakharova   Russia Foreign ministry spokeswoman


The BBC News 100 Women list in 2015 was made up of many notable international names,[30] as well as women who were unknown, but who represented issues women face. The women of 2015, were from 51 countries and were not necessarily those who would traditionally have been seen as role models—a woman suffering from depression, a woman who advocates for equal access to bathroom facilities, a woman who encourages other women to avoid make-up, and a reindeer nomad.[31]

Image Name Country Occupation
  Nicola Adams   United Kingdom boxer
  Muzzon al-Mellehan   Syria Activist
Siba Alaradi   Syria Structural engineer
Antonia Albert   Austria Entrepreneur
  Sonita Alizadeh[32]   Afghanistan Rapper
  Victoria Alonsoperez   Uruguay Entrepreneur
Niloufar Ardalan   Iran Footballer
Paulina Arreola   Mexico Entrepreneur
Masoumeh Ataei   Iran Acid attack survivor
  Xyza Bacani   Philippines Photographer
Alimata Bara   Burkina Faso Trader
Sana Ben Ashour   Tunisia Civil society activist
  Nicola Benedetti   United Kingdom Musician
Meryl Benitah   France Entrepreneur
  Fatou Bensouda   Gambia International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor
  Asha Bhosle[17]   India Singer
  Cecilia Bouzat   Argentina Biophysicist
  Bobbi Brown   United States Make-up artist and entrepreneur
Naomi Bya’Ombe   Republic of the Congo Student
  Rivka Carmi   Israel Geneticist
Massiel Chávez   Venezuela Student
Eveles Chimala   Malawi Midwife
  Estela de Carlotto   Argentina Human rights activist
  Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma   South Africa Physician and chair of the African Union Commission
  Isabel dos Santos   Angola Investor
Leimin Duong   Australia Beer entrepreneur
Ernestina Edem Appiah   Ghana Social entrepreneur, founder Ghana Code Club
Aissa Edon   France
Jana Elhassan   Lebanon Novelist
  Nawal el-Sadaawi   Egypt Writer
  Paula Escobar   Chile Magazine editor
  Monir Farmanfarmaian   Iran Artist
  Claire Fox   United Kingdom Writer and broadcaster
Elissa Freiha   United Arab Emirates
  Uta Frith   Germany Psychologist
Melanie Goldsmith   United Kingdom Entrepreneur
Alina Gracheva   Moldova Camerawoman
Megan Grano   United States Comedian
Alice Gray   United Kingdom Science blogger
  Sara Jane Ho   Hong Kong Entrepreneur
Michaela Hollywood   United Kingdom Fundraiser for the disabled
Ella Ingram[32]   Australia Activist for mental illness anti-discrimination
Ayesha Ishtiaq   Pakistan Student
Somayya Jabarti   Saudi Arabia Newspaper editor
Azza Jadalla   Palestine Nurse
Misraa Jimaa   Ethiopia Health extension worker
  Samantha John   United States Entrepreneur of Hopscotch company
  Kamini Kaushal[17]   India Bollywood actress
Tahmina Kohistani   Afghanistan Olympic sprinter
Rimppi Kumari[17]   India Farmer
  Linda Kwamboka   Kenya Entrepreneur
Tina Lavender   United Kingdom Midwife
Zihan Ling   People's Republic of China Entrepreneur
Zimasa Mabela   South Africa Naval captain
  Emi Mahmoud   Sudan
  United States
  Catherine Mahugu   Kenya Jewelry entrepreneur
Amara Majeed   United States Hijab activist and author
Nemata Majeks-Walker   Sierra Leone Women's rights activist
  Katrine Marcal   Sweden Writer and journalist
Karabo Mathang   South Africa Entrepreneur
  Muniba Mazari   Pakistan Artist and anchorwoman
Jessy McCabe   United Kingdom Student
  Sania Mirza[32]   India Tennis player
  Brit Morin   United States Entrepreneur
Smriti Nagpal[17]   India Entrepreneur
Pauline Ng   Singapore Entrepreneur
Delaney Osborne   United States Student
  Bel Pesce   Brazil Entrepreneur
Verashni Pillay   South Africa Newspaper editor
Irina Polyakova   Russia Paralympian
Elsa Prieto   France
Cristina Randall   Canada Entrepreneur
Claire Reid   South Africa Entrepreneur
Jenni Rhodes   United Kingdom Textile designer
Nikita Ridgeway   Australia Entrepreneur
Neyda Rojas   Venezuela Nun
Lubov Russkina   Russia Reindeer nomad
Rabia Salihu Said   Nigeria Physicist
Amina Sboui   Tunisia Writer and women's rights activist
Lorrana Scarpioni   Brazil Entrepreneur
Louise Schwartz   Jamaica Showgirl and cabaret performer
  Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal   United Kingdom Trade envoy
Mumtaz Shaikh[17]   India Human rights activist
  Nareen Shammo   Iraq Political activist and journalist
Rasha Shehada   Palestine Manufacturing director
Zuzanna Stańska   Poland Entrepreneur
Michelle Sun   Hong Kong Entrepreneur
  Hilary Swank[32]   United States Actress
Julie Sygiel   United States Entrepreneur
Rotana Tarabzouni   Saudi Arabia Singer/songwriter
Kanika Tekriwal[17][33]   India Entrepreneur
Lizanne Teo   Singapore Entrepreneur
  Jana Tepe   Germany Entrepreneur
Li Tingting   People's Republic of China Human rights activist
  Sophie Walker   United Kingdom Leader of the Women's Equality Party
  Alek Wek   United Kingdom
  South Sudan
Fashion model/UN ambassador
Xian Xu   People's Republic of China Entrepreneur
Tin Tin Yu   Myanmar Teacher
Marie-Ange Zimndou Koutou   Central African Republic Nurse's aide in a war zone
Nour   Syria Refugee


The BBC News 100 Women list in 2014 continued the efforts of the first year's initiative.[34]

Image Name Country Occupation
SDr Yasmin Altwaijri   Saudi Arabia Mental health and obesity scientist
  Conchita Wurst   Austria Singer
  Laura Bates   United Kingdom Founder, Everyday Sexism project
Pinky Lilani   United Kingdom Founder, Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Ruby Chakravarti   India Women's rights campaigner
  Susie Orbach   United Kingdom Psychotherapist
Pontso Mafethe   Zimbabwe Women's programme manager, Comic Relief@pontso_mafethe
Kate Shand   United Kingdom Managing director of Enjoy Education
  Shappi Khorsandi   United Kingdom Comedian
Shazia Saleem   United Kingdom Founder ieat Foods
  Wai Wai Nu   Myanmar Director, Women Peace Net
Michaela Bergman   United Kingdom Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  Paula Moreno   Colombia Founder of peace foundation Manos Visibles
  Rubana Huq   Bangladesh Textile manufacturer
Lucy-Anne Holmes   United Kingdom Founder, No More Page Three campaign
  Brianna Stubbs   United Kingdom Rower for Great Britain and Oxford PhD Scientist
Matilda Tristam   United Kingdom Comics writer
  Nigar Nazar   Pakistan Cartoonist@NigarNazar
  Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy   Pakistan Documentary film-maker
Uldus Bakhtiozina   Russia Photographer
  Lesley Yellowlees   United Kingdom First female president, Royal Chemistry Society
  Rebecca Gomperts   Netherlands Founder, Women on Waves
Katherine Brown   United Kingdom Academic, Kings College London
Emily Kasyoka   Kenya Boxer, Kenya
Aowen Jin   United Kingdom Chinese-born British artist
Eliza Rebeiro   United Kingdom Founder of Lives not Knives
Muge Iplikci   Turkey Journalist
Natumanya Sarah   Uganda Educator
Linda Tirado   United States Campaigner
Alice Hagan   United Kingdom Technician at healthcare company BTG
May Tha Hla   Myanmar Food aid social worker
  Rainatou Sow   Guinea Founder of Make Every Woman Count
Justa Canaviri[35]   Bolivia Celebrity chef, Bolivia
Heather Jackson   United Kingdom Women's business campaigner
  Ruby Wax   United States Mental health campaigner and comic
Umm Ahmed   Iraq Sole provider for her family
  Xiaolu Guo   People's Republic of China Novelist and film-maker
Hind Hobeika   Lebanon Founder of Instabeat
Molly Case   United Kingdom Student nurse and Women of the Future Ambassador
  Joyce Banda   Malawi Former President of Malawi
  Saadia Zahidi   Pakistan Managing Director at the World Economic Forum
Aditi Mittal   India Stand-up comedian
Jess Butcher   United Kingdom Co-founder of Blippar
Farah Mohamed   United States Girls 20 summit founder
Katy Tuncer   United Kingdom Founder, Ready Steady Mums
Smruti Sriram   United Kingdom Founder, Wings of Hope & Achievement Awards
Darshan Karki     Nepal Opinion-piece editor at Kathmandu Post daily, blogger
  Brooke Magnanti   United States
  United Kingdom
Anthropologist, author, former sex worker
Chipo Chung   Zimbabwe
  People's Republic of China
Actor and activist
Pinar Ogunc   Iraq Journalist writing about women's issues and the Kurdish political movement
Sabina Kurgunayeva   Azerbaijan Footballer who also runs her own bicycle rental business
Kate Wilson   United Kingdom Founder of independent children's book publisher in UK
Betty Lalam   Uganda Director of women's community organisation
Arabella Dorman   United Kingdom War artist
Andy Kawa   South Africa Businesswoman and social entrepreneur
  Bahia Shehab   Lebanon
Artist, designer and art historian
Divya Sharma   India Science student
  Jocelyn Bell Burnell   United Kingdom Scientist who discovered Pulsars
  Eleni Antoniadou   Greece Co-Founder Transplants Without Donors
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed   United Kingdom Blogger, columnist and author
  Salinee Tavaranan   Thailand Engineer and social entrepreneur
  Hatoon Kadi   Saudi Arabia Comedian
  Brie Rogers Lowery   United Kingdom Director of Change.org
Balvinder Saund   United Kingdom Chair of Women's Sikh Alliance
Cora Sherlock   Ireland Pro-life campaigner and blogger
  Alaa Murabit   Canada
Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women
Bushra El-Turk   United Kingdom
Composer for London Symphony Orchestra
Kim Winser   United Kingdom Founder, Winser London
  Arzu Geybullayeva   Azerbaijan blogger
Judith Webb   United Kingdom First female commander of an all-male British Army squadron@sjbwebb
Sarah Hesterman   Qatar Equal rights campaigner
Sana Saleem   Pakistan Pakistani campaigner against Internet censorship
  Asma Mansour   Tunisia Co-founder of Tunisian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
  Diana Nammi   United Kingdom Kurdish women's rights campaigner against "honour" killing
Funmi Iyanda   Nigeria Talk show host, journalist, activist
  Karen Masters   United Kingdom Scientist at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Khuloud Saba   Syria Researcher and public health worker
Yolanda Wang Yixuan   People's Republic of China Women's rights campaigner
Ayesha Mustafa   United Kingdom Founder and director of FashionComPassion.co.uk
  Obiageli Ezekwesili   Nigeria Former World Bank Vice President for Africa and Former Minister for Education
Tehmina Kazi   United Kingdom Director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy
Sophi Tranchell   United Kingdom Head of Divine Chocolate
Boghuma Kabisen Titanji   Cameroon Virologist and campaigner for ethical medical research
Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah   Indonesia Women's movement leader
Anjali Ramachandran   United Kingdom Head of Innovation at PHD
Yas Necati   United Kingdom Campaigner for better sex education
  Yeonmi Park   South Korea Activist raising awareness of the plight of her people in North Korea
Irene Li   Hong Kong Citizen journalist who took part in and documented protests
Sandee Pyne   Myanmar Chief executive of Community Partner's International, focused on aid
  Temie Giwa   Nigeria
  United States
Founder of the One Percent Project, facilitating blood donation
  Kavita Krishnan   India Secretary, All India Progressive Women's Association
Sarah Khan   Pakistan Filmmaker and campaigner
Nicky Moffat   United Kingdom Highest Ranked woman in British Armed Forces
  Alice Powell   United Kingdom Racing driver and first female to win a Formula Renault Championship
Misty Haith   United Kingdom Research Engineer at Imperial College London
Sally Sabry   Egypt Businesswoman
  Kate Smurthwaite   United Kingdom Comedian and activist
Susana Lopez   Mexico Virologist specialising in rotavirus
Jaya Luintel     Nepal Journalist and women's rights advocate
  Nicola Sturgeon   United Kingdom
First Minister of Scotland


The 2013 event was a month-long BBC series that took place in October.[9] The series examined the role of women in the 21st century and culminated in an event held at BBC Broadcasting House in London, United Kingdom on 25 October 2013 involving a hundred women from around the world, all of whom came from different walks of life.[9] The day featured debate and discussion on radio, television and online, in which the participants were asked to give their opinions about the issues facing women.[1]

The event held on 25 October 2013 featured 100 women from all walks of life.[36]

Image Name Occupation
Salwa Abu Libdeh Palestinian television journalist
Madawi Al-Rasheed Saudi academic and gender expert
Nadia Al-Sakkaf Editor, Yemen Times
Sreymom Ang Cambodian fashion designer
  Anna Arrowsmith English porn film director
Joyce Aoko Aruga Student teacher in Kenya
Moe Thuzar Aung Myanmar state broadcast
Rehana Azib London-based barrister
Firuza Aliyeva Associate Director, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
  Zainab Hawa Bangura UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict
Michaela Bergman Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Claire Bertschinger Anglo-Swiss nurse whose work inspired Live Aid
  Ingrid Betancourt French-Colombian former politician and FARC hostage
  Cherie Blair British barrister and philanthropist
  Emma Bonino Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Yvonne Brewster Stage director, teacher and writer
  Gurinder Chadha British-Asian film director
Nervana Mahmoud Egyptian blogger and commentator
  Irina Chakraborty Russian-Finnish-Indian engineer
  Shadi Sadr Iranian lawyer and human rights defender
Chipo Chung Chinese-Zimbabwean actor and activist
  Helen Clark Head of UN Development Programme, former New Zealand Prime Minister
  Diane Coyle Economist, writer and blogger
  Caroline Criado Perez British journalist and feminist campaigner
Jody Day founder of Gateway Women, a network for childless women
  Es Devlin British theatre designer
  Klara Dobrev Hungarian lawyer and economist
  Efua Dorkenoo Ghanaian Senior Advisor to Equality Now and campaigner against female genital mutilation
Sigridur Maria Egilsdottir Iceland's champion debater
Marwa El-Daly Egyptian grassroots activists, founder of the Waqfeyat Foundation
Bushra El-Turk British-Lebanese composer
  Obiageli Ezekwesili Senior adviser, Open Society Foundation
Caroline Farrow Catholic writer, blogger and pro-life activist
Anne Stella Fomumbod Women's rights activist, Cameroon
  Teresa Forcades Radical Spanish nun
  Razan Ghazzawi Syrian blogger and activist
  Rebecca Gomperts Dutch doctor, head of Women on Waves
  Tanni Grey-Thompson Winner of 11 Paralympic Games gold medals
Parveen Hassan Conservative women's organiser, UK
Barbara Hewson Senior barrister, UK
Anis Hidayah Indonesian activist working on migrant worker rights
Deborah Hopkins British mother and political activist
  Rose Hudson-Wilkin Jamaican born British priest
  Bettany Hughes Historian, author, broadcaster
  Rubana Huq Bangladeshi textile manufacturer
  Leyla Hussein Co-founder, Daughters of Eve, anti-violence campaigner
Heather Jackson CEO of An Inspirational Journey and Founder of The Women's Business Forum
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Blogger, columnist and author
  Laura Janner-Klausner Movement rabbi, specializing in Reform Judaism
Aowen Jin Chinese contemporary artist
Andy Kawa South African businesswoman, anti-violence campaigner
Tehmina Kazi Director, British Muslims for a Secular Democracy
  Jude Kelly Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
Fereshteh Khosroujerdy Visually impaired Iranian singer
Azadeh Kian Iranian academic and genderspecialist
Kanya King CEO and founder, Mobo
  Fawzia Koofi MP and former Deputy Speaker, Afghan National Parliament
  Dina Korzun Russian actor and charity activist
  Martha Lane-Fox UK technology entrepreneur
  Paris Lees Transgender broadcaster
Ann Leslie Journalist
Sian Lindley Researcher in social technology
Pontso Mafethe Programme manager, Comic Relief
  Brooke Magnanti US anthropologist, author, former sex worker
  Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba Deputy Secretary General, the Commonwealth
Shirley Meredeen Founding member, Growing Old Disgracefully
  Samar Samir Mezghanni Record-breaking young Tunisian writer
  Shazia Mirza British comedian
Aditi Mittal Indian comedian
Rosmery Mollo Indigenous Bolivian activist
Orzala Ashraf Nemat Afghan scholar and civil society activist
  Pauline Neville-Jones Former UK Security and Counter-Terrorism Minister
  Susie Orbach Psychotherapist and author
Mirina Paananen Islamic researcher
  Claudia Paz y Paz Attorney General, Guatemala
  Mariane Pearl French journalist, founder of Chime for Change
Laura Perrins Stay-at-home mother
Charlotte Raven British feminist and journalist
Gail Rebuck Chief executive, Random House UK
Justine Roberts Founder, Mumsnet
Sarah Rogers Voice of Women community radio, Sierra Leone
Fatima Said British-Egyptian pro-democracy advocate
Balvinder Saund Chair of Sikh Women's Alliance
  Kamila Shamsie UK-based Pakistani writer
Divya Sharma Indian electronics and communications engineer
Bahia Shehab Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and art historian
  Joanna Shields Chair and CEO, Tech City Investment Organisation
  Stephanie Shirley Businesswoman and philanthropist
  Clare Short British politician, former International Development Secretary
  Jacqui Smith Former UK Home Secretary
  Kate Smurthwaite British stand-up comedian and activist
  Rainatou Sow Guinean founder, Make Every Woman Count
Louise Stephenson Trainee counsellor, UK
May Tha Hla Founder, Helping The Burmese Delta
Natasha Walter British feminist writer and campaigner
Judith Webb First female commander of all-male British Army squadron
  Saadia Zahidi Head of Gender Parity and Human Capital, World Economic Forum
Dinara Zhorobekova Student, Kyrgyzstan
Gemma Godfrey Board director, broadcaster
  Martina Navratilova 18-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion

Other participantsEdit

Name Occupation
Sarah Walker Head of the English Collective of Prostitutes[1]
Cerrie Burnell Children's television presenter[1]
Selma James Writer and activist[1]

See alsoEdit


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