100 Women (BBC)

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Inaugurated22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
Most recentOctober 2019 (2019-10)
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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]

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History

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 programme 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 endeavor. [15] Women who are already famous are included, as well as people who are less known. [16] [17]

Laureates

2019

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

ImageNameCountry of BirthDescription [18]
Precious Adams Flag of the United States.svg  United States ballet dancer
Parveena Ahanger Flag of India.svg  India human rights activist
Piera Aiello daticamera 2018.jpg Piera Aiello Flag of Italy.svg  Italy anti-mafia politician
Jasmin Akter Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Rohingya refugee and cricketer
Manal Al Dowayan Soft Power.jpg Manal Al Dowayan Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Saudi photographer and artist
Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics women Kimia Alizadeh.jpg Kimia Alizadeh Flag of Iran.svg  Iran first female Iranian Olympic medallist
Alanoud Alsharekh Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait women's rights activist
Marwa Al-Sabouni Flag of Syria.svg  Syria architect who runs only Arabic website for architectural news
Rida Al Tubuly Flag of Libya.svg  Libya peace campaigner
Tabata Amaral em abril de 2019 (recorte).jpg Tabata Amaral Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil politician working for education, women's rights, political innovation and sustainable futures
Yalitza Aparicio (31374009897).jpg Yalitza Aparicio Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico actress and human rights activist
Dayna Ash Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon poet and cultural activist
Dina AsherSmith Euro Champs 2018.JPG Dina Asher-Smith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom fastest woman in British history
MiMi Aung.jpg MiMi Aung Flag of the United States.svg  United States NASA project manager and engineer
Nisha Ayub of Malaysia (26050451621).jpg Nisha Ayub Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia transgender activist
Judith Bakirya Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda organic farmer and women's rights activist
Ayah Bdeir.jpg Ayah Bdeir Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
founder of littleBits and STEM advocate
Dhammananda09.jpg Dhammananda Bhikkhuni Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand first female Thai Buddhist monk
Mabel Bianco.jpg Mabel Bianco Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina feminist medical doctor and women's rights activist
Raya Bidshahri Flag of Iran.svg  Iran educator and founder of Awecademy
Katie Bouman answers questions about the Event Horizon Telescope project.jpg Katie Bouman Flag of the United States.svg  United States processed first-ever image of a black hole
Sinead Burke speaking on "When Building This World, No One Thought of Me".png Sinéad Burke Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland disability activist
Lisa Campo-Engelstein Flag of the United States.svg  United States bioethicist and fertility and contraceptive researcher
Scarlett Curtis Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom co-founder of The Pink Protest
Ella Daish Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom environmentalist and anti-plastic campaigner
Sharan Dhaliwal Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom writer and advocate for mental and sexual health for young South Asians, and LGBTQ rights
Salwa Eid Naser 2017.jpg Salwa Eid Naser Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
400m world champion runner
El Kaliouby.jpg Rana el Kaliouby Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt artificial emotional intelligence pioneer
Maria Fernanda Espinosa Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador fourth woman member of the UN General Assembly
Lucinda Evans Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa women's rights activist and founder of Philisa Abafazi Bethu (Heal our Women)
Sister Gerard Fernandez Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Roman Catholic nun and death row counsellor
Bethany Firth Rio2016.jpg Bethany Firth Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Paralympic swimmer
Owl Fisher Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland transgender activist, journalist and writer
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 2015 (1 av 2).jpg Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 100m world sprint champion
Zarifa Ghafari Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan one of Afghanistan's first female mayors; clean city advocate
Jalila Haider Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan human rights lawyer and women's rights advocate
Tayla Harris 11.03.18.jpg Tayla Harris Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Australian rules footballer and boxer
Hollie Flag of the United States.svg  United States sex trafficking survivor
Huang Wensi Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China professional boxer
Luchita Hurtado Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela artist and environmental advocate
Yumi Ishikawa Flag of Japan.svg  Japan gender discrimination campaigner and founder of #kutoo movement
Asmaa James Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone journalist and women's rights activist
Aranya Johar Flag of India.svg  India beat poet who writes about gender equality, mental health and body positivity
Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman Flag of the United States.svg  United States urban anthropologist and co-founder of The Women Led Cities Initiative
Gada Kadoda Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan founder of the Sudanese Knowledge Society and trainer of community engineers
Regenerative Reliquary by Amy Karle 2016 01.jpg Amy Karle Flag of the United States.svg  United States bioartist and 3D-designer
Ahlam Khudr Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan human rights protest leader
Fiona Kolbinger Flag of Germany.svg  Germany first woman cyclist to win the Transcontinental Race
Hiyori Kon Flag of Japan.svg  Japan sumo wrestler
Aïssata Lam Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania microfinance expert and women's rights advocate
Soo Jung Lee Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea forensic psychologist and advocate for anti-stalking bill
Fei-Fei Li at AI for Good 2017.jpg Fei-Fei Li Flag of the United States.svg  United States pioneer of artificial intelligence who encourages women and minorities to build AI
Erika lust.jpg Erika Lust Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden filmmaker
Lauren Mahon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom cancer survivor and podcaster
Fogarty-nih-50th-symposium-speaker-julie-makani (41926010224).jpg Julie Makani Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Lisa Mandemaker Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands designer of prototype artificial womb
Jamie Margolin Flag of the United States.svg  United States climate change activist and co-rounder of Zero Hour movement
Francia Márquez Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Afro-Colombian environmentalist and leader of 10-day, 350-mile women's march
Gina Martin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom campaigner to make upskirting illegal in England and Wales
Sarah Martins Da Silva Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom fertility researcher
Raja Meziane Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria anti-government songs about social injustice, alleged corruption and inequality
Susmita Mohanty Flag of India.svg  India spaceship designer, entrepreneur and passionate climate action advocate
Benedicte Mundele Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo fresh food entrepreneur
Subhalakshmi Nandi Flag of India.svg  India gender equity researcher and campaigner
Trang at Burger Zoo.jpg Trang Nguyen Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam wildlife conservationist
Van Thi Nguyen Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam co-founder of the Will to Live Center
Natasha Noel Flag of India.svg  India body positivity influencer
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Official Portrait.jpg Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Flag of the United States.svg  United States youngest woman elected to Congress
Farida mauritius 003.jpg Farida Osman Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt first woman in Egypt to win a swimming medal
Ashcharya Peiris Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka blind fashion designer and motivational speaker
Danit Peleg Flag of Israel.svg  Israel fashion designer of 3D-printed clothing
Autumn Peltier Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada clean water advocate
Swietenia Puspa Lestari Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia founder of the Divers Clean Action Foundation and anti-straw campaigner
Megan Rapinoe (May 2019) (cropped).jpg Megan Rapinoe Flag of the United States.svg  United States advocate for equality in soccer
Onjali Q. Raúf Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom writer and founder of Making Herstory
Charlene Ren Flag of Chile.svg  Chile clean water advocate
Maria Ressa.jpg Maria Ressa Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines journalist and founder of Rappler website to expose fake news
Djamila Ribeiro.jpg Djamila Ribeiro Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil writer and Afro-Brazilian women's rights advocate
Jawahir Roble Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
UK's first Muslim, black, female, hijab-wearing referee
Najat Saliba Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon air pollution research
Nanjira Sambuli, Senior Policy Manager at World Wide Web Foundation at the 2018 2018 African Submit on Women and Girls Technology.jpg Nanjira Sambuli Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya World Wide Web Foundation digital equality expert
Zehra Sayers Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey chair of the SESAME project
Hayfa Sdiri Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia entrepreneur and UN gender equality campaigner
Noor Shaker Flag of Syria.svg  Syria artificial intelligence innovator
Bonita Sharma Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal founder of The Social Changemakers and Innovators
Dr. Vandana Shiva DS.jpg Vandana Shiva Flag of India.svg  India environmental leader and winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize
Pragati Singh Flag of India.svg  India Indian Aces, an online community for asexual people
Sobol', Liubov'.png Lyubov Sobol Flag of Russia.svg  Russia anti-corruption activist
Samah Subay Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen lawyer supporting families whose children have 'disappeared'
Kalista Sy Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal screenwriter of TV series Mistress of a Married Man
Bella Thorne for Vogue 2019.png Bella Thorne Flag of the United States.svg  United States actress and director
Veronique Thouvenot Flag of Chile.svg  Chile leader of the Zero Mothers Die initiative
Greta Thunberg 02 cropped.jpg Greta Thunberg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden climate change activist
Paola Villarreal Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico computer programmer who developed Data for Justice
Ida Vitale at Texas A&M University.jpg Ida Vitale Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay fifth woman to win Cervantes Prize for lifetime writing achievement
Purity Wako Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda life coach empowering women
MarilynWaring2012.jpg Marilyn Waring Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand feminist economist and environmental activist
AmyWebb.jpg Amy Webb Flag of the United States.svg  United States futurist
Sara Wesslin Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Skolt Sami journalist who lobbied for government funding for Sami language teaching
Gina Zurlo Flag of the United States.svg  United States expert in religion statistics

2018

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 who challenged the Iranian law that requires women to wear the Hijab. [19]

ImageNameCountry of BirthDescription [20]
Abisoye 1.jpg Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Social impact entrepreneur, Nigeria
Esra'a Al Shafei avatar.png Esra'a Al Shafei Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrainleads not-for-profit Majal.org
Svetlana Alekseeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Burns survivor
LIZT ALFONSO WIKIPEDIA 02.jpg Lizt Alfonso Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Director and choreographer, Cuba
2019 Freedom of Expression Awards (40575329543).jpg Nimco Ali Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Somaliland.svg Somaliland
FGM activist in Somaliland
Isabel Allende - 001.jpg Isabel Allende Flag of Peru.svg  Peru writer
Boushra Yahya Almutawakel Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen photographer
Alina Anisimova Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan student programmer at Kyrgyz Girls' Space School
Frances Arnold 2012.png Frances Arnold Flag of the United States.svg  United States Nobel Prize winning chemical engineer
Uma Devi Badi Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Leader of the Badi movement and member of the Provincial Assembly in Nepal
Judith Balcazar Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Fashion designer and co-founder of Giggle Knickers (underwear for women with urinary incontinence)
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista IWOC 2.jpg Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Lawyer who works against domestic violence as the face of the NiUnaMenos (Not One [woman] Less)
Leyla Belyalova Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Academic and ecologist, seeking to protect Uzbekistan's birdlife and mountain ecosystems
Photo Analia -3.jpg Analia Bortz Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Doctor, rabbi and bioethicist treating women with fertility problems
Fealofani Bruun (cropped).jpg Fealofani Bruun Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa Traditional Polynesian navigator and qualified yachtmaster
Raneen Bukhari Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Curator, gallery manager, and business developer
Joy Buolamwini - Wikimania 2018 01.jpg Joy Buolamwini Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Artificial intelligence artist and researcher
Barbara Burton Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder and CEO of BehindBras, a charity that supports women prison leavers
Tamara Cheremnova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Author, living with cerebral palsy
Chelsea Clinton DNC July 2016 (cropped).jpg Chelsea Clinton Flag of the United States.svg  United States writer and organiser
Stacey Cunningham Flag of the United States.svg  United States NYSE President
Jenny Davidson (businesswoman) Flag of the United States.svg  United States CEO of Stand Up Placer
Asha de Vos.jpg Asha de Vos Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Marine biologist
Gabriella Di Laccio 2016.jpg Gabriella Di Laccio Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Soprano and founder of DONNE: Women in Music
Xiomara Diaz Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Entrepreneur and charity founder
Noma Dumezweni Out of Darkness.jpg Noma Dumezweni Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini
eSwatini actor
Chidera Eggerue November 2017.png Chidera Eggerue Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom "The Slumflower" blogger
Shrouk El-Attar Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Electronics design engineer
Nicole EvansFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Early menopause
Raghda Ezzeldin Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Free diver
Mitra Farazandeh Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Artist advocate for people with physical disabilities
Mamitu Gashe Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Senior nurse aide and fistula surgeon
Meena Gayen Flag of India.svg  India Business owner and road builder
G.E.M. Laughing.jpg G.E.M. (Gloria Tang Tsz-kei) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Singer-songwriter
Fabiola Gianotti Royal Society.jpg Fabiola Gianotti Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Particle physicist and director general of CERN
Julia Gillard 2010.jpg Julia Gillard Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 27th Prime Minister of Australia
Elena Gorolova Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Social worker, campaigning against forced sterilisation
Randi Heesoo Griffin Flag of the United States.svg  United States Olympic ice hockey player and data scientist, advocate for equal pay for women in ice hockey
Janet Harbick Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Altruistic surrogate
Jessica Hayes Flag of the United States.svg  United States Theology teacher and consecrated virgin
Thando Hopa Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Model, lawyer and diversity and inclusion advocate
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim.jpg Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Flag of Chad.svg  Chad Environmentalist and advocate for indigenous people and women
Reyhan Jamalova Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Rainenergy, company that collects energy from rainwater
Jameela Jamil at the 2018 Comic-Con International (42913091955) (cropped).jpg Jameela Jamil Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom British actor who founded @i-weigh
Liz Johnson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Paralympian gold medal swimmer and entrepreneur, with a recruitment agency aiming to close the disability employment gap
Lao Khang Flag of Laos.svg  Laos Rugby player and coach
Joey Mead King Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Model and TV presenter
Krishna Kumari Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Women's rights campaigner elected to Pakistan Senate
Marie Laguerre Flag of France.svg  France Civil engineer and architecture student, who has developed platform where women can share stories of street harassment
Veasna Chea Leth Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Lawyer, first woman to study law in Cambodia
Ana Graciela Sagastume López Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Women and Femicide Special Prosecutor
Maria Corina Machado.jpg Maria Corina Machado Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Political leader who has campaigned to safeguard democratic processes in Venezuela
Nanaia Mahuta looks left.jpg Nanaia Mahuta Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Minister of Maori development, first female parliamentarian to wear a Maori face tattoo
Sakdiyah Maruf Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia First female Muslim stand-up comedian
Nujeen Mustafa Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Syrian refugee, activist, and a campaigner on behalf of refugees with disabilities
Lisa McGee Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Northern Irish playwright and the writer and creator of Derry Girls
Kirsty McGurrell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Charity co-ordinator of 4Louis, providing memory boxes for bereaved parents of stillborn babies
Becki Meakin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom General manager of Shaping Our Lives, advocate for people with disabilities
Ruth Medufia Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Female welder acting as role model for young women in the construction industry
Larisa Mikhaltsova Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Accordion music teacher who became a model at age 63
Amina J. Mohammed in London - 2018 (41824822362) (cropped).jpg Amina J. Mohammed Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Deputy secretary general, United Nations
Yanar Mohammed Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq President of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)
Joseline Esteffania Velasquez Morales Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Student and NGO co-ordinator, campaigning to end forced marriages
RobinMorgan profile.jpg Robin Morgan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Author and activist, founder of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute and the Women's Media Center
Dima Nashawi Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Artist, clown and visual storyteller, who collects and reflects tales from Syria
Helena Ndume Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Ophthalmologist who has performed sight-restoring surgeries upon 35,000 Namibians, free of charge
Kelly O'Dwyer 2017.jpg Kelly O'Dwyer Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Minister for jobs and industrial relations, and minister for women in the Australian parliament
Yuki Okoda Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Astronomer, first person to discover a new star that could shed light on the origins of our solar system
Professor Olivette Otele, Keynote Lecture, SHS conference 2019 (cropped).jpg Olivette Otele Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Professor of History at Bath Spa University, England
Claudia Sheinbaum.jpg Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Mayor of Mexico City and Nobel Peace Prize-winning physicist
Park Soo-yeon Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Digital campaigner against sex crimes
Ophelia Pastrana (cropped).png Ophelia Pastrana Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Comedian and media personality
Viji Palithodi Flag of India.svg  India Activist who founded a women's union in Kerala
Brigitte Sossou Perenyi Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Documentary producer
Vicky Phelan Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Exposed the Irish Cervical Check Screening scandal
Rahibi Soma Popere Flag of India.svg  India Farmer and founder of Seed Bank, India collecting indigenous seeds
Valentina Quintero Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Journalist promoting tourism and the environment through TV programs
Sam Ross Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Catering assistant and advocate for people with Down syndrome
Fatma Samoura (cropped).jpg Fatma Samoura Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Secretary General of FIFA
Juliet Sargeant Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania Garden designer
Sima Sarkar Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Full-time mother of 18-year-old disabled child
Shaparak Shajarizadeh Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Activist against compulsory hijab rule, now in exile
Haven Shepherd Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Suicide bomb survivor and Paralympic hopeful
Nenney Shushaidah Binti Shamsuddin Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Female Syiriah judge
Hayat Sindi - PopTech 2012 - Camden Maine USA (8103609979).jpg Hayat Sindi Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Biotechnologist, Unesco goodwill ambassador for science and founder of the i2 Institute for imagination and ingenuity
Jacqueline Straub Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Theologian, journalist and author seeking to become a Catholic priest
Donna Strickland, OSA Holiday Party 2012.jpg Donna Strickland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Professor of Physics, University of Waterloo, Canada and winner of Nobel Prize in Physics, 2018
Kanpassorn Suriyasangpetch Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Mental health advocate and app developer
Setsuko Takamizawa Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Learning English to help tourists at Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games
Nargis Taraki Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan NGO legal adviser who campaigns for female empowerment
Ellen Tejle Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Campaigner for awareness of women's representation in film
Helen Taylor Thompson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom AIDs Hospice founder
Bola Tinubu Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Lawyer who established the first free children's helpline in Nigeria
ErrollynWallenSnapeMaltings.jpg Errollyn Wallen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize
Opera composer and performer
Safiya Wazir Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Community activist
Dr Gladys West Hall of Fame.jpg Gladys West Flag of the United States.svg  United States Mathematician, instrumental in developing GPS
Luo Yang Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Art photography series on Chinese girls since 2007
Maral squaare2 (cropped).jpg Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Fashion designer and motorcyclist
Tashi Zangmo Flag of Bhutan.svg BhutanExecutive director for the Bhutan Nuns Foundation
Jing Zhao Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Entrepreneur running online sex education network

2017

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: [21]

Glass ceiling team

ImageNameCountry of BirthDescription [20]
Agnes Atim Apea Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Founder and CEO of Hope Co-ops
Acuddy.jpg Amy Cuddy Flag of the United States.svg  United States Harvard social psychologist and bestselling author
Elaine Welteroth Flag of the United States.svg  United States Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue
Erin Akinci Flag of the United States.svg  United States Data scientist
Jin Xing Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Dancer, TV star and business owner
Karlie Noon [22] Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Astronomer
Lea Coligado Flag of the United States.svg  United States Software engineer
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie Flag of the United States.svg  United States Executive Director of the Clayman Institute, Stanford University
Loujain Alhathloul.jpg Loujain Alhathloul Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Student
Mariana Feraru Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Cosmetician
Maci Peterson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Co-Founder and CEO, On Second Thought
Ruiz, Maria Teresa -FILSA 2015 10 29 fRF01.jpg Maria Teresa Ruiz Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Astronomer
Marilyn Loden Flag of the United States.svg  United States Author, management consultant and diversity advocate
Marina Potoker Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Managing Director, Rockwool Russia
Melisa Marquez-Rodriguez Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Lead Android engineer for website builder, Weebly.com
Michelle Mone (Ultimo founder) 2013.jpg Michelle Mone Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Entrepreneur
Muhabbat Sharapova Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Maths teacher
Nana Akua Oppong Birmeh Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Architect
Natalia Margolis Flag of the United States.svg  United States Software Engineer at Huge agency
Romina Bernardo (aka Chocolate Remix)Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Musician
Roya Ramezani Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Design strategist
Rumman Chowdhury Flag of the United States.svg  United States Senior Principal at Accenture AI
Sasha Perigo Flag of the United States.svg  United States Student
Savita Devi Flag of India.svg  India Drummer
Susi Pudjiastuti.jpg Susi Pudjiastuti Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Politician and entrepreneur
Suzanne Doyle-Morris Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Author and expert on gender in the workplace

Female illiteracy team

ImageNameCountry of BirthDescription [20]
Aditi Avasthi Flag of India.svg  India Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO, Embibe
Huynh Thi Xam Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Librarian
Indira Ranamagar.jpg Indira Rana Magar Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Founder, Prisoner's Assistance Nepal
Ira Trivedi at IITD (cropped).jpg Ira Trivedi Flag of India.svg  India Writer
Maggie MacDonnell Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Teacher
Marieme Jamme Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Founder of iamtheCODE
Mehroonisa Siddiqui Flag of India.svg  India Homemaker
Portrait Michelle Bachelet.jpg Michelle Bachelet Flag of Chile.svg  Chile President of Chile
Nitya Thummalachetty Flag of India.svg  India Director of Diversity, FortunaPIX
Peggy Whitson.jpg Peggy Whitson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Astronaut
Priyanka Roy Flag of India.svg  India Student
Sakena Yaccobi with Muhammad Yunus.jpg Sakena Yacoobi Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan CEO of Afghan Institute for Learning and social entrepreneur with four private schools and one radio station.
Tulika Kiran Flag of India.svg  India Teacher and social worker
Urvashi Sahni Flag of India.svg  India Founder and CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation
Zainab Fadhal IraqStudent
SWF 2008 photo.jpg Vicky Colbert Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Sociologist of education
Muzoon Almellehan - Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 01.jpg Muzoon Almellehan Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Activist
Lin Nien-Tzu Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Founder, Dharti Mata Sustainable Workshop
Frances Melanie Hardinge Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Author
Okonjo-Iweala.jpg Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Economist
Ahlam al-Rashid Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Teacher and Head of the Women Empowerment Centre, northern Syria
Regina Honu.jpg Regina Honu Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Social entrepreneur
Angeline Murimirwa Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Regional executive director, Camfed Southern & Eastern Africa
Bella Devyatkina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Polyglot
Tran Thi Kim Thia Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Lottery ticket vendor and swimming coach

Street harassment team

ImageNameCountry of BirthDescription [20]
Adelle Onyango Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Radio Presenter
Anita Nderu Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya TV presenter and radio news anchor
Flatt Imefidon Murphy (cropped).jpg Anne-Marie Imafidon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom CEO & 'Head Stemette' at Stemettes
Chaima Lahsini Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Journalist
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf February 2015.jpg Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia President of Liberia
Ellie Cosgrave Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Lecturer in Urban Innovation and Policy at UCL
Laura Jordan Bambach Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Mr President and Co-Founder, SheSays
Liz Kelly Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Professor of Sexualised Violence
Maria Scorodinschi Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Campaigner against domestic violence
Naomi Mwaura Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Founder, Flone Initiative and Communications Associate at ITDP Africa
Resham Khan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Student
Rupi Kaur, 2017 (cropped).jpg Rupi Kaur Flag of India.svg  India Author
Talent Jumo Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Founder and Director, Katswe Sistahood
Tiwa Savage's studio portrait.jpg Tiwa Savage Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Singer-songwriter
Virali Modi portrait (cropped).jpg Virali Modi Flag of India.svg  India Disability rights activist and youth ambassador
Leila Smith Flag of France.svg  France Artist
Sharon Sabita Beepath Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Counsellor
Amanda Nunez-Ferreira Flag of the United States.svg  United States Student
Somporn Khempetch Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Social worker and teacher [23]
Tamara De Anda.jpg
Tamara De Anda Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Journalist
Doris Muthoni Wanjira Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Conductor
Hanne Bingle Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Retired London Underground driver
Nihal Saad Zaghloul Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Business development officer and co-founder of Bassma
Angie Ng Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Founder of SlutWalk Hong Kong
Asena Melisa Saglam Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Student

Sexism in sport team

ImageNameCountry of BirthDescription [20]
Adriana behar.jpg Adriana Behar Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil General Manager of Sport Planning for the Brazilian Olympic Committee since 2011
Ana Luiza Santos de Andrade Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Student
Beatriz Vaz E Silva Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Athlete
Claudianny Drika Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Football coach
Fernanda Nunes Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Olympic canoeist and blogger
Grace Larsen Flag of the United States.svg  United States Retired civil servant
Luiza Travassos Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Student
Maira Liguori Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil NGO director
MC Soffia Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Rapper
Mithali Raj Truro 2012.jpg Mithali Raj Flag of India.svg  India Cricketer
Momina Mustehsan Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Musician
Nadia Comaneci Montreal1976c.jpg Nadia Comaneci Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Olympian
Nawaal Akram Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Model, comedian and founder of Muscular Dystrophy Qatar
Nora Tausz Ronai Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Architect and teacher
Arsenal LFC v Kelly Smith All-Stars XI (189) (cropped).jpg Steph Houghton Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Footballer
Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala waving the Sri Lankan flag on the summit of Mount Everest on 21st May 2016.jpg Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Women's rights activist and mountaineer
Cwengekile Nikiwe Myeni Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Gogo (granny) support programme manager
Helena Pacheco Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Businesswoman and former football coach
Rocky Hehakaija Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Director Favela Street Foundation and motivational speaker and coach
Lina Khalifeh Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Martial arts expert
Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Footballer
Derartu Tulu Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Long distance runner
Shantona Rani Roy Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Activist
Hou Yifan (29762728494).jpg Hou Yifan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Chess player

2016

The 2016 theme was Defiance. [16] Part of the 100 Women festival took place in Mexico City on this year. [24] The 2016 list was published in alphabetical order. [25]

ImageNameNationalityDescription
AliciaKeys2013.jpg Alicia Keys Flag of the United States.svg  United States Singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, record producer and philanthropist
Aline Mukovi Neema Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo Student activist for political change
Amna Suleiman Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine Protester against custom that stops women cycling
Amy Roko Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Comedian who became known via Instagram and Vine
Asel Sadyrova Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan Archer
Ashwaq Moharram Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen Doctor dealing with starvation in Hudaydah
Babs Forman Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom London based make-up artist who covers up skin problems
Becci Wain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Former self-harmer who challenged supermarket policy
Aristegui.jpg Carmen Aristegui Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico journalist
Carolina de Oliveira Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Mental health activist
Cat Hulbert Flag of the United States.svg  United States Professional gambler
Chan Yuen Ting.JPG Chan Yuen-ting Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong football manager [26]
Chanira Bajracharya Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Former "living goddess" or Kumari
Churan Zheng Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Women's rights activist arrested for planning protest against sexual harassment on public transportation
Cindy Meston Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Clinical psychology professor
Conchi Rios.png Conchi Reyes Rios Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Bullfighter (es)
Corinne MAIER.jpg Corinne Maier Flag of France.svg  France French writer
Dalia Sabri Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Blind music teacher
Denise Ho Dear Friend Concert 2016 1.jpg Denise Ho Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Pop icon [26]
Doaa ElAdl.jpg Doaa el-Adl Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Cartoonist of cat whose stories reflect the news
Dwi Handa Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Fashion star
Egge Kande Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Community leader who advises young girls about education
Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini First woman to become a bishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Gold award winner .jpg Erin McKenney Flag of the United States.svg  United States Science award winner
Erin Sweeny Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia rape psychologist
Evelyn Miralles at NASA.jpg Evelyn Miralles Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela NASA engineer
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe [27] Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Planner of glitzy and celebrity weddings
Gcina Mhlope 5.jpg Gcina Mhlope [28] Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Author, poet, playwright and storyteller
Gouri Chindarkar Flag of India.svg  India Computer engineering student of the "School in the Cloud"
Heather Rabbatts Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Chief Executive of the London Borough of Lambeth
Festival des Vieilles Charrues 2014 - Christine and the Queens - 016.jpg Heloise Letissier Flag of France.svg  France French singer and songwriter known by her stage name Christine and the Queens
Ieshia Evans Flag of the United States.svg  United States Black protester
Isabella Springmuhl Tejada Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Fashion designer
Iskra Lawrence Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Model
Jamilah Lemieux at Brooklyn Museum 2015.png Jamilah Lemieux Flag of the United States.svg  United States Cultural commentator
Jane Elliott Flag of the United States.svg  United States Anti-racism activist
Janet O'Sullivan.jpg Janet Ní Shuilleabháin Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Abortion rights campaigner
Jeanette Winterson 02.JPG Jeanette Winterson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom novelist
Judi Aubel.jpg Judi Aubel Flag of the United States.svg  United States Social entrepreneur
June Nwando Eric-Udorie at Girl Summit 2014 (14538262739) (cropped).jpg June Eric-Udorie Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Student activist
Karima Baloch.png Karima Baloch Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan independence campaigner
Kartika Jahja headshot.png Kartika Jahja Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia gender-equality singer
Katherine Johnson in 2008.jpg Katherine Johnson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Space scientist who was a mathematician for NASA
Kathy Murray Flag of the United States.svg  United States "surrendered wife"
Khadija Ismayilova.jpg Khadija Ismayilova Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Journalist
Lhakpa Sherpa Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Mountaineer who has climbed Everest seven times.
Lilane Landor of BBC.png Liliane Landor Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon BBC journalist
Liv Little Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Magazine editor
Lois Strong Flag of the United States.svg  United States Cheerleader
Lubna Tahtamouni Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Science campaigner
Lucy Finch Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi hospice founder (only one in Malawi)
Mallika Srinivasan - Chairman and CEO TAFE.jpg Mallika Srinivasan Flag of India.svg  India tractor manufacturer
Mao Kobayashi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Cancer blogger
Mariana Costa 17 Nov 2016.png Mariana Costa Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Businesswoman
Marne Levine Suicide Prevention Press Event (cropped).jpg Marne Levine Flag of the United States.svg  United States COO of Instagram
Marta Sánchez Soler Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Sociologist
Marta Vieira da Silva 2013.jpg Marta Vieira da Silva Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Footballer
'Mary' Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Survivor of al-Shabab rape
Mary Akrami.png Mary Akrami Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Refuge founder
Megan Beveridge Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
First female "lone piper" at the Edinburgh Tattoo
Mercedes Doretti Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Forensic anthropologist who investigates crimes against humanity
Morena Herrera Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Abortion activist
Nadia Khiari Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Cartoonist of ‘Willis from Tunis’, whose adventures are about the news
Nadiya Hussain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Winner of reality show "Bake Off" – went on to TV jobs
Naema Ahmed.jpg Naema AhmedFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Start-up manager
Nagira Sabashova Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan Wrestler
Natalia Ponce de Leon interview.png Natalia Ponce de Leon Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Acid attack victim
Nay el-Rahi Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Harassment tracker
Neha Singh Flag of India.svg  India Campaigner who encourages women to ignore harassment and reclaim the public space
Omotade Alalade Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Infertility foundation creator
Ou Xiaobai Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China App developer which links gay and lesbian people for marriages of convenience
Pashtun Rahmat Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Police officer
Paula Hawkins Goteborg Book Fair 2015.jpg Paula Hawkins Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Thriller writer of "Girl on the Train"
Prathiba Parmar Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya British film maker
Festival automobile international 2016 - Photocall - 043 (cropped).jpg Rachida Dati Flag of France.svg  France Politician
Rakefet Russak-Aminoach Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Banker
Rebeccawalker.jpg Rebecca Walker Flag of the United States.svg  United States Writer and activist
Reham el-Hour Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Cartoonist who became professional after winning a UNESCO competition in 2000
Renee Rabinowitz Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  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 Thimmakkaj.jpg Saalumarada Thimmakka Flag of India.svg  India 105 year old environmentalist who has managed trees
SeyhanArman.jpg Seyhan Arman Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Transgender activist
SherinKhankan-2011.jpg Sherin Khankan Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Imam
Shirin Gerami Flag of Iran.svg  Iran First woman triathlete in Iran
Shriti Vadera, Baroness Vadera.jpg Shriti Vadera Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Banker who served as UK minister
Sian Williams Rugby.jpg Sian Williams Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wales
Rugby player
EUA levam ouro na ginastica artistica feminina; Brasil fica em 8o lugar (28262782114).jpg Simone Biles Flag of the United States.svg  United States Olympic gymnast
Stephanie harvey crop.jpg Stephanie Harvey Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Professional e-gamer "missharvey"
Mia Yim at Smash Canusa.jpg Stephanie Yim Bell Flag of the United States.svg  United States Korean-American professional wrestler known as Jade
Sunny Leone snapped post shoot at Mehboob Studio 2.jpg Sunny Leone Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Actress
Traci Houpapa MNZM (cropped).jpg Traci Houpapa Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Company director
Um-Yehia Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Nurse
Viktoria Modesta Altered Beauty2016 01.png Viktoria Modesta Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Iconic pop artist
Winnie Harlow 2015.jpg Winnie Harlow Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Model
Yasmine Mustafa Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Entrepreneur
Yuliya Rusanova Istanbul 2012.jpg Yuliya Stepanova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Whistle-blowing athlete
Zoleka Mandela 2.jpg Zoleka Mandela Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Writer – survivor of addictions, sexual abuse and cancer. Grand daughter of Nelson Mandela.
Zulaikha Patel Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Thirteen year-old who took stand for young girls with natural hair
Tess Asplund Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Anti-fascism activist caught in iconic photo resisting fascists
Thuli Madonsela [28] Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Advocate who combats corruption
Maria Zakharova 2017 (2).jpg Maria Zakharova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Foreign ministry spokeswoman

2015

The BBC News 100 Women list in 2015 was made up of many notable international names, [29] 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. [30]

ImageNameCountryOccupation
Nicola Adams boxing at London 2012.jpg Nicola Adams Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom boxer
Muzoon Almellehan 2016.jpg Muzzon al-Mellehan Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Activist
Siba AlaradiFlag of Syria.svg  Syria Structural engineer
Antonia Albert Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Entrepreneur
Afghan rapper Sonita Alizadeh.jpeg Sonita Alizadeh [31] Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Rapper
Victoria Alonsoperez 2013 (cropped).png Victoria Alonsoperez Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Entrepreneur
Niloufar Ardalan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Footballer
Paulina ArreolaFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Entrepreneur
Masoumeh AtaeiFlag of Iran.svg  Iran Acid attack survivor
Xyza Cruz Bacani -Professional Photographer-.jpg Xyza Bacani Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Photographer
Alimata BaraFlag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Trader
Sana Ben Ashour Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Civil society activist
Nicky Benedetti.jpg Nicola Benedetti Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Musician
Meryl BenitahFlag of France.svg  France Entrepreneur
Deputy Prosecutor.jpg Fatou Bensouda Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor
Ashaji.jpg Asha Bhosle [17] Flag of India.svg  India Singer
Cecilia Bouzat.jpg Cecilia Bouzat Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Biophysicist
Bobbi Brown at 2009 Heart Truth fashion show.jpg Bobbi Brown Flag of the United States.svg  United States Make-up artist and entrepreneur
Naomi Bya’OmbeFlag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo Student
Rivka Carmi 301108 087.jpg Rivka Carmi Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Geneticist
Massiel ChávezFlag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Student
Eveles ChimalaFlag of Malawi.svg  Malawi Midwife
Estela de Carlotto 17 Bienal Rio de Janeiro 1.jpg Estela de Carlotto Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Human rights activist
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 2014.png Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Physician and chair of the African Union Commission
Isabel dos Santos em dezembro de 2017.png Isabel dos Santos Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Investor
Leimin Duong Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Beer entrepreneur
Ernestina Edem Appiah Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Social entrepreneur, founder Ghana Code Club
Aissa Edon Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali
Midwife
Jana Elhassan Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Novelist
Nawal El Saadawi 02.JPG Nawal el-Sadaawi Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Writer
Paula Escobar (cropped).jpg Paula Escobar Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Magazine editor
Monir Portrait-exh ph021.jpg Monir Farmanfarmaian Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Artist
Claire Fox of Moral Maze (cropped).png Claire Fox Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Writer and broadcaster
Elissa Freiha Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Entrepreneur
Uta Frith.jpg Uta Frith Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Psychologist
Melanie GoldsmithFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Entrepreneur
Alina GrachevaFlag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Camerawoman
Megan Grano Flag of the United States.svg  United States Comedian
Alice GrayFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Science blogger
Sara Jane Ho, AD magazine Dec 2014 issue.jpg Sara Jane Ho Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Entrepreneur
Michaela HollywoodFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Fundraiser for the disabled
Ella Ingram [31] Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Activist for mental illness anti-discrimination
Ayesha IshtiaqFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Student
Somayya Jabarti Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Newspaper editor
Azza JadallaFlag of Palestine.svg  Palestine Nurse
Misraa JimaaFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Health extension worker
Samantha John programmer 03.png Samantha John Flag of the United States.svg  United States Entrepreneur of Hopscotch company
Kamini Kaushal.jpg Kamini Kaushal [17] Flag of India.svg  India Bollywood actress
Tahmina Kohistani Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Olympic sprinter
Rimppi Kumari [17] Flag of India.svg  India Farmer
Linda Kwamboka 02.png Linda KwambokaFlag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Entrepreneur
Tina Lavender Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Midwife
Zihan Ling Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Entrepreneur
Zimasa Mabela Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Naval captain
Emi Mahmoud Islamic Poet.jpg Emi Mahmoud Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Poet
Catherine Mahugu IT person.jpg Catherine MahuguFlag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Jewelry entrepreneur
Amara Majeed Flag of the United States.svg  United States Hijab activist and author
Nemata Majeks-Walker Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone Women's rights activist
Katrine Kielos 2.jpg Katrine Marcal Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Writer and journalist
Karabo Mathang Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Entrepreneur
MunibaMM.png Muniba Mazari Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Artist and anchorwoman
Jessy McCabeFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Student
Sania Mirza (28418631362).jpg Sania Mirza [31] Flag of India.svg  India Tennis player
Brit Morin CEO.jpg Brit Morin Flag of the United States.svg  United States Entrepreneur
Smriti Nagpal [17] Flag of India.svg  India Entrepreneur
Pauline Ng Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Entrepreneur
Delaney OsborneFlag of the United States.svg  United States Student
Bel Pesce - Gus Oenning.jpg Bel Pesce Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Entrepreneur
Verashni Pillay Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Newspaper editor
Irina PolyakovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Paralympian
Elsa PrietoFlag of France.svg  France
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Entrepreneur
Cristina Randall Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Entrepreneur
Claire ReidFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Entrepreneur
Jenni RhodesFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Textile designer
Nikita RidgewayFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Entrepreneur
Neyda RojasFlag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Nun
Lubov RusskinaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Reindeer nomad
Rabia Salihu Said Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Physicist
Amina Tyler.jpeg Amina Sboui Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Writer and women's rights activist
Lorrana ScarpioniFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Entrepreneur
Louise SchwartzFlag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Showgirl and cabaret performer
PatriciaScotland2a.jpg Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Trade envoy
Mumtaz Shaikh [17] Flag of India.svg  India Human rights activist
Nareen Shammo en los XII Edicion Premios Internacionales Yo Dona 01.jpg Nareen Shammo Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Political activist and journalist
Rasha Shehada Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine Manufacturing director
Zuzanna StańskaFlag of Poland.svg  Poland Entrepreneur
Michelle Sun Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Entrepreneur
Hilary Swank at 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.jpg Hilary Swank [31] Flag of the United States.svg  United States Actress
Julie SygielFlag of the United States.svg  United States Entrepreneur
Rotana TarabzouniFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Singer/songwriter
Kanika Tekriwal [17] [32] Flag of India.svg  India Entrepreneur
Lizanne Teo Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Entrepreneur
Jana Tepe Jobsharing 2.3.png Jana Tepe Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Entrepreneur
Li Tingting Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Human rights activist
Sophie Walker crop.jpg Sophie Walker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Leader of the Women's Equality Party
AlekWek.jpg Alek Wek Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan
Fashion model/UN ambassador
Xian XuFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Entrepreneur
Tin Tin YuFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Teacher
Marie-Ange Zimndou KoutouFlag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic Nurse's aide in a war zone
NourFlag of Syria.svg  Syria Refugee

2014

The BBC News 100 Women list in 2014 continued the efforts of the first year's initiative. [33]

ImageNameCountryOccupation
SDr Yasmin Altwaijri Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Mental health and obesity scientist
Conchita Wurst, ESC2014 Meet & Greet 08 (crop).jpg Conchita Wurst Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Singer
Laura Bates 2014 (cropped).jpg Laura Bates Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder, Everyday Sexism project
Pinky Lilani Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder, Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Ruby Chakravarti Flag of India.svg  India Women's rights campaigner
Susie Orbach Crop (5).jpg Susie Orbach Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Psychotherapist
Pontso Mafethe Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Women's programme manager, Comic Relief@pontso_mafethe
Kate Shand Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Managing director of Enjoy Education
Shappi Khorsandi 01.JPG Shappi Khorsandi Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Comedian
Shazia Saleem Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder ieat Foods
Wai Wai Nu.jpg Wai Wai Nu Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Director, Women Peace Net
Michaela Bergman Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Paula Zapata - MinC Brasil - Colectiva de prensa (15).jpg Paula Moreno Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Founder of peace foundation Manos Visibles
Rubana Huq at the 21st Year Celebration Ceremony of TechnoVista Limited.jpg Rubana Huq Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Textile manufacturer
Lucy-Anne Holmes Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder, No More Page Three campaign
Brianna Stubbs Aviron 2015 - World Championships - 59 (cropped).jpg Brianna Stubbs Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Rower for Great Britain and Oxford PhD Scientist
Matilda Tristam Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Comics writer
Nigar Nazar 1.jpg Nigar Nazar Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Cartoonist@NigarNazar
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy World Economic Forum 2013.jpg Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Documentary film-maker
Uldus Bakhtiozina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Photographer
Professor Lesley Yellowlees portrait.jpg Lesley Yellowlees Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom First female president, Royal Chemistry Society
Rebeca Gompers Lodz 2017 by Jarek Sawiuk. cropped.jpg Rebecca Gomperts Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Founder, Women on Waves
Katherine Brown Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Academic, Kings College London
Emily Kasyoka Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Boxer, Kenya
Aowen Jin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Chinese-born British artist
Eliza Rebeiro Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder of Lives not Knives
Muge Iplikci Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Journalist
Natumanya Sarah Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Educator
Linda Tirado Flag of the United States.svg  United States Campaigner
Alice Hagan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Technician at healthcare company BTG
May Tha HlaFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Food aid social worker
Rainatou Sow.png Rainatou Sow Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Founder of Make Every Woman Count
Justa Canaviri [34] Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Celebrity chef, Bolivia
Heather Jackson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Women's business campaigner
Ruby-Wax-2016 (cropped).jpg Ruby Wax Flag of the United States.svg  United States Mental health campaigner and comic
Umm Ahmed Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Sole provider for her family
9.21.14XiaoluGuoByLuigiNovi1.jpg Xiaolu Guo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Novelist and film-maker
Hind Hobeika Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Founder of Instabeat
Molly Case Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Student nurse and Women of the Future Ambassador
President of Malawi Joyce Banda (8985928177).jpg Joyce Banda Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi Former President of Malawi
Saadia Zahidi.jpg Saadia Zahidi Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Managing Director at the World Economic Forum
Aditi Mittal Flag of India.svg  India Stand-up comedian
Jess Butcher Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Co-founder of Blippar
Farah Mohamed Flag of the United States.svg  United States Girls 20 summit founder
Katy Tuncer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder, Ready Steady Mums
Smruti Sriram Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder, Wings of Hope & Achievement Awards
Darshan Karki Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Opinion-piece editor at Kathmandu Post daily, blogger
Brooke Magnanti 4.jpg Brooke Magnanti Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Anthropologist, author, former sex worker
Chipo Chung Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China
Actor and activist
Pinar Ogunc Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Journalist writing about women's issues and the Kurdish political movement
Sabina Kurgunayeva Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Footballer who also runs her own bicycle rental business
Kate Wilson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder of independent children's book publisher in UK
Betty Lalam Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Director of women's community organisation
Arabella Dorman Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom War artist
Andy Kawa Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Businesswoman and social entrepreneur
Bahia.png Bahia Shehab Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Artist, designer and art historian
Divya SharmaFlag of India.svg  India Science student
Launch of IYA 2009, Paris - Grygar, Bell Burnell cropped.jpg Jocelyn Bell Burnell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
Scientist who discovered Pulsars
Eleni Antoniadou. 06 19.jpg Eleni Antoniadou Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Co-Founder Transplants Without Donors
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Blogger, columnist and author
Salinee Tavaranan.jpg Salinee Tavaranan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Engineer and social entrepreneur
Hatoon Kadi.jpg Hatoon Kadi Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Comedian
Brie Rogers Lowery smile at ODI.png Brie Rogers Lowery Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Director of Change.org
Balvinder Saund Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Chair of Women's Sikh Alliance
Cora Sherlock Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Pro-life campaigner and blogger
Dr. Murabit.jpg Alaa Murabit Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya
Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women
Bushra El-Turk Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Composer for London Symphony Orchestra
Kim Winser Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder, Winser London
Arzu Geybullayeva.jpg Arzu Geybullayeva Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan blogger
Judith Webb Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom First female commander of an all-male British Army squadron@sjbwebb
Sarah Hesterman Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Equal rights campaigner
Sana Saleem Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Pakistani campaigner against Internet censorship
Asma Mansour 2.jpg Asma Mansour Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Co-founder of Tunisian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Diana Nammi.jpg Diana Nammi Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Kurdish women's rights campaigner against "honour" killing
Funmi Iyanda Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Talk show host, journalist, activist
Karen Masters, astronomer, December 2017.jpg Karen Masters Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Scientist at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Khuloud Saba Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Researcher and public health worker
Yolanda Wang Yixuan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Women's rights campaigner
Ayesha Mustafa Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Founder and director of FashionComPassion.co.uk
Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, 2009 World Economic Forum on Africa.jpg Obiageli Ezekwesili Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Former World Bank Vice President for Africa and Former Minister for Education
Tehmina Kazi Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy
Sophi Tranchell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Head of Divine Chocolate
Boghuma Kabisen Titanji Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Virologist and campaigner for ethical medical research
Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Women's movement leader
Anjali Ramachandran Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Head of Innovation at PHD
Yas Necati Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Campaigner for better sex education
Yeonmi Park - Atlas Network Liberty Forum.jpg Yeonmi Park Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Activist raising awareness of the plight of her people in North Korea@YeonmiParkNK
Irene Li Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Citizen journalist who took part in and documented protests
Sandee Pyne Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Chief executive of Community Partner's International, focused on aid
Temiegiwa.jpg Temie Giwa Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Founder of the One Percent Project, facilitating blood donation
Kavita Krishnan 02.jpg Kavita Krishnan Flag of India.svg  India Secretary, All India Progressive Women's Association
Sarah Khan Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Filmmaker and campaigner
Nicky Moffat Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Highest Ranked woman in British Armed Forces
Alice Powell Oulton Park 2009 (1).JPG Alice Powell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Racing driver and first female to win a Formula Renault Championship
Misty Haith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Research Engineer at Imperial College London
Sally Sabry Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Businesswoman
Kate Smurthwaite at Reclaim The Night 2011.jpg Kate Smurthwaite Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Comedian and activist
Susana Lopez Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Virologist specialising in rotavirus
Jaya Luintel Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Journalist and women's rights advocate
Nicola Sturgeon.jpg Nicola Sturgeon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
First Minister of Scotland

2013

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. [35]

ImageNameOccupation
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 Span at cambridge debate.png 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 Bangura giving a radio interview in Kinshasa (8654821769).jpg 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-mspac2.jpg Ingrid Betancourt French-Colombian former politician and FARC hostage
Cherie Blair in Trento.jpg Cherie Blair British barrister and philanthropist
Emma Bonino - World Economic Forum on Europe 2010.jpg Emma Bonino Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Yvonne Brewster Stage director, teacher and writer
Gurinder Chadha 2013.jpg Gurinder Chadha British-Asian film director
Nervana Mahmoud Egyptian blogger and commentator
Irina Chakraborty.jpg Irina Chakraborty Russian-Finnish-Indian engineer
Shadi Sadr.jpg Shadi Sadr Iranian lawyer and human rights defender
Chipo Chung Chinese-Zimbabwean actor and activist
Helen Clark UNDP 2010.jpg Helen Clark Head of UN Development Programme, former New Zealand Prime Minister
Diane Coyle at work with Apple laptop-9Oct2009.jpg Diane Coyle Economist, writer and blogger
Shouting Back Conway Hall.png Caroline Criado Perez British journalist and feminist campaigner
Jody Day founder of Gateway Women, a network for childless women
Es Devlin at FutureFest in 2016 portrait.png Es Devlin British theatre designer
Klara Dobrev 2008.jpg Klara Dobrev Hungarian lawyer and economist
Efua Dorkenoo.jpg Efua Dorkenoo Ghanan 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 Katryn Ezekwesili, 2009 World Economic Forum on Africa.jpg 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 Forcades2.jpg Teresa Forcades Radical Spanish nun
Razan Ghazzawi in Beirut - 20080824.jpg Razan Ghazzawi Syrian blogger and activist
Rebeca Gompers Lodz 2017 by Jarek Sawiuk. croped.jpg Rebecca Gomperts Dutch doctor, head of Women on Waves
Tanni Grey-Thompson.jpg 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
Keith Palmer's funeral (002) (cropped, Rose Hudson-Wilkin).jpg Rose Hudson-Wilkin Jamaican born British priest
Bettany Hughes.BH.jpg Bettany Hughes Historian, author, broadcaster
Rubana Huq at the 21st Year Celebration Ceremony of TechnoVista Limited.jpg Rubana Huq Bangladeshi textile manufacturer
Leyla Hussein.jpg Leyla Hussein Co-founder, Daughters of Eve, anti-violence campaigner
Heather JacksonCEO of An Inspirational Journey and Founder of The Women's Business Forum
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Blogger, columnist and author
Laura Janner-Klausner interfaith 2015.jpg 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 Keynote- Zero Tolerance.jpg 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, Afghanistan - Chatham House 2012.jpg Fawzia Koofi MP and former Deputy Speaker, Afghan National Parliament
Dina Korzun.JPG Dina Korzun Russian actor and charity activist
Martha Lane Fox.jpg Martha Lane-Fox UK technology entrepreneur
Paris Lees at Pink Therapy.png Paris Lees Transgender broadcaster
Ann Leslie Journalist
Sian Lindley Researcher in social technology
Pontso Mafethe Programme manager, Comic Relief
Brooke Magnanti 4.jpg Brooke Magnanti US anthropologist, author, former sex worker
Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba addressing panellists crop.jpg Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba Deputy Secretary General, the Commonwealth
Shirley Meredeen Founding member, Growing Old Disgracefully
Samar Samir Mezghanni SQ Faces of the revolution at TED (cropped).png Samar Samir Mezghanni Record-breaking young Tunisian writer
ShaziaMirza01.jpg 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 - minister for security and counter-terrorism.jpg Pauline Neville-Jones Former UK Security and Counter-Terrorism Minister
Susie Orbach Crop (5).jpg Susie Orbach Psychotherapist and author
Mirina Paananen Islamic researcher
Claudia Paz y Paz.jpg Claudia Paz y Paz Attorney General, Guatemala
Marianne Pearl.jpg 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
Hayfestival-2016-Kamila-Shamsie.jpg Kamila Shamsie UK-based Pakistani writer
Divya Sharma Indian electronics and communications engineer
Bahia Shehab Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and art historian
Joanna Shields in 2014.jpg Joanna Shields Chair and CEO, Tech City Investment Organisation
Dame Stephanie Shirley - 2013.jpg Stephanie Shirley Businesswoman and philanthropist
Clare Short at the Energy Conference 2015 crop.jpg Clare Short British politician, former International Development Secretary
Jacqui Smith, September 2009 cropped.jpg Jacqui Smith Former UK Home Secretary
Kate Smurthwaite at Reclaim The Night 2011.jpg Kate Smurthwaite British stand-up comedian and activist
Rainatou Sow.png Rainatou Sow Guinean founder, Make Every Woman Count
Louise Stephenson Trainee counsellor, UK
May Tha HlaFounder, Helping The Burmese Delta
Natasha Walter British feminist writer and campaigner
Judith Webb First female commander of all-male British Army squadron
Saadia Zahidi 2014 (cropped).jpg Saadia Zahidi Head of Gender Parity and Human Capital, World Economic Forum
Dinara Zhorobekova Student, Kyrgyzstan
Gemma Godfrey Board director, broadcaster
Martina Navratilova (7490736068).jpg Martina Navratilova 18-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion

Other participants

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

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