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100 Women
FrequencyEvery year
Years active13
Inaugurated22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
Most recent27 September 2022 (2022-09-27)
100 Women

100 Women is a BBC series started in 2013. It looks at the role of women in the twenty-first century. It organised events in London[1] and Mexico.[2][3]

After the women are named, the BBC has three weeks of information about women.[4] Women from all over the world make comments on Twitter about the interviews and debates.[5]

History[change | change source]

After the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, BBC Controller Liliane Landor,[6] BBC editor Fiona Crack,[7] and other journalists started a series about the issues and successes of women.[8] Women told the BBC there was not enough information about issues women face. In March 2013, BBC received a "flood of feedback from female listeners" that asked for more information "from and about women."[9]

The BBC started the series in 2013 because there were not enough women represented in the media.[8][10] The BBC used a survey in 26 languages to choose women for the first program.[9] There were programs for one month, then there was a conference on 25 October. Women from different countries talked about issues they shared. There were many subjects, like work, feminism, motherhood, and religion.[11] The series looked at cultural and social problems women have in life.[12]

After the first program, there were many other subjects, like education, health, equal pay, genital mutilation, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.[13] The series tries to give women a place to talk about how to make the world better and stop sexism.[14] Women on the list are from many countries and many professions.[15] Some of the women are famous, and some are not well known.[16][17]

Names of the 100 women[change | change source]

Leadership (2019)[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Description
Alanoud Alsharekh  Kuwait Women's rights activist. Winner of National Order of Merit
Tabata Amaral  Brazil Politician working for education, women's rights, political innovation and sustainable futures
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni  Thailand First female Thai Buddhist monk (bhikkhuni) and abbess of Songdhammakalyan Monastery
Mabel Bianco  Argentina Feminist medical doctor and women's rights activist. President of the Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM)
Maria Fernanda Espinosa  Ecuador Fourth female president of the UN General Assembly
Sister Gerard Fernandez  Singapore Roman Catholic nun and death row counsellor
Zarifa Ghafari  Afghanistan One of Afghanistan's first female mayors; clean city advocate
Jalila Haider  Pakistan Human rights lawyer and women's rights advocate
Asmaa James  Sierra Leone Journalist and women's rights activist
Ahlam Khudr  Sudan Human rights protest leader
Aïssata Lam  Mauritania Microfinance expert and women's rights advocate
Soo Jung Lee  South Korea Forensic psychologist and advocate for anti-stalking bill
Gina Martin  United Kingdom Campaigner to make upskirting illegal in England and Wales
Van Thi Nguyen  Vietnam Co-founder of the Will to Live Center
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  United States Youngest woman elected to Congress
Onjali Q. Raúf  United Kingdom Writer and founder of Making Herstory
Maria Ressa  Philippines Journalist and founder of Rappler, a website exposing fake news
Lyubov Sobol  Russia Lawyer and anti-corruption activist
Samah Subay  Yemen Lawyer supporting families whose children have 'disappeared'

2016[change | change source]

The 2016 theme was Defiance.[16] Part of the 100 Women festival was in Mexico City.[18] The 2016 list was in alphabetical order.[19]

Image Name Nationality Description
Alicia Keys American Singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, record producer and philanthropist
Aline Mukovi Neema Congolese Student activist for political change
Amna Suleiman Palestinian Protester against custom that stops women cycling
Amy Roko Saudi Comedian who became known via Instagram and Vine
Asel Sadyrova Kyrgyz Archer
Ashwaq Moharram Yemeni Doctor dealing with starvation in Hudaydah
Babs Forman British London based make-up artist who covers up skin problems
Becci Wain British Former self-harmer who challenged supermarket policy
Carmen Aristegui Mexican Journalist
Carolina de Oliveira Syrian Mental health activist
Cat Hulbert American Professional gambler
Chan Yuen-ting Hong Kong Football manager[20]
Chanira Bajracharya Nepalese Former "living goddess" or Kumari
Churan Zheng Chinese Women's rights activist arrested for planning protest against sexual harassment on public transportation
Cindy Meston Canadian Clinical psychology professor
Conchi Reyes Rios Spanish Bullfighter (es)
Corinne Maier France French writer
Dalia Sabri Jordanian Blind music teacher
Denise Ho Hong Kong Pop icon[20]
Doaa el-Adl Egyptian Cartoonist of cat whose stories reflect the news
Dwi Handa Indonesian Fashion star
Egge Kande Senegalese Community leader who advises young girls about education
Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya Swaziland First woman bishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Erin McKenney American Science award winner
Erin Sweeny Australian rape psychologist
Evelyn Miralles Venezuelan NASA engineer
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe[21] Nigerian Planner of glitzy and celebrity weddings
Gcina Mhlope[22] South African Author, poet, playwright and storyteller
Gouri Chindarkar Indian Computer engineering student of the "School in the Cloud"
Heather Rabbatts Jamaican Chief Executive of the London Borough of Lambeth
Heloise Letissier French French singer and songwriter known by her stage name Christine and the Queens
Ieshia Evans American Black protester
Isabella Springmuhl Tejada Guatemalan Fashion designer
Iskra Lawrence British Model
Jamilah Lemieux American Cultural commentator
Jane Elliott American Anti-racism activist
Janet Ni Shuilleabhain Irish Abortion rights campaigner
Jeanette Winterson British Novelist
Judi Aubel American Social entrepreneur
June Eric-Udorie Irish Student activist
Karima Baloch Pakistani independence campaigner
Kartika Jahja Indonesian gender-equality singer
Katherine Johnson American Space scientist who was a mathematician for NASA
Kathy Murray American "surrendered wife"
Khadija Ismayilova Azerbaijani Journalist
Lhakpa Sherpa Nepalese Mountaineer who has climbed Everest seven times.
Liliane Landor Lebanese BBC journalist
Liv Little British Magazine editor
Lois Strong American Cheerleader
Lubna Tahtamouni Jordanian Science campaigner
Lucy Finch Malawi hospice founder (only one in Malawi)
Mallika Srinivasan Indian tractor manufacturer
Mao Kobayashi Japanese Cancer blogger
Mariana Costa Peruvian Businesswoman
Marne Levine American COO of Instagram
Marta Sánchez Soler [es] Mexican Sociologist
Marta Vieira da Silva Brazilian Footballer
'Mary' Kenyan Survivor of al-Shabab rape
Mary Akrami Afghan Refuge founder
Megan Beveridge Scottish First female "lone piper" at the Edinburgh Tattoo
Mercedes Doretti Argentine Forensic anthropologist who investigates crimes against humanity
Morena Herrera Savadorian Abortion activist
Nadia Khiari Tunisian Cartoonist of ‘Willis from Tunis’, whose adventures are about the news
Nadiya Hussain British Winner of reality show "Bake Off" – went on to TV jobs
Naema Ahmed Pakistani Start-up manager
Nagira Sabashova Kyrgyz Wrestler
Natalia Ponce de Leon Colombian Acid attack victim
Nay el-Rahi Lebanese Harassment tracker
Neha Singh Indian Campaigner who encourages women to ignore harassment and reclaim the public space
Omotade Alalade Nigerian Infertility foundation creator
Ou Xiaobai Chinese App developer which links gay and lesbian people for marriages of convenience
Pashtun Rahmat Afghan Police officer
Paula Hawkins Zimbabwean Thriller writer of "Girl on the Train"
Prathiba Parmar Kenyan British film maker
Rachida Dati French Politician
Rakefet Russak-Aminoach Israeli Banker
Rebecca Walker American Writer and activist
Reham el-Hour Moroccan Cartoonist who became professional after winning a UNESCO competition in 2000
Renee Rabinowitz Belgian 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 Indian 105 year old environmentalist who has managed trees
Seyhan Arman Turkish Trans-gender activist
Sherin Khankan Danish Imam
Shirin Gerami Iranian First woman triathlete in Iran
Shriti Vadera Ugandan Banker who was UK minister
Sian Williams Welsh Rugby player
Simone Biles American Olympic gymnast
Stephanie Harvey Canadian Professional e-gamer "missharvey"
Stephanie Yim Bell American Korean-American professional wrestler known as Jade
Sunny Leone Canadian Actress
Traci Houpapa New Zealand Company director
Um-Yehia Syrian Nurse
Viktoria Modesta Latvian Iconic pop artist
Winnie Harlow Canadian Model
Yasmine Mustafa Kuwaiti Entrepreneur
Yuliya Stepanova Russian Whistle-blowing athlete
Zoleka Mandela South African Writer – survivor of addictions, sexual abuse and cancer. Grand daughter of Nelson Mandela.
Zulaikha Patel South African Thirteen year-old who took stand for young girls with natural hair
Tess Asplund Swedish Anti-fascism activist caught in iconic photo resisting fascists
Thuli Madonsela[22] South African Advocate who combats corruption
Maria Zakharova Russian Foreign ministry spokeswoman

2015[change | change source]

The BBC News 100 Women list in 2015 was made up of many notable international names,[23] as well as women who were unknown, but who represent issues women face. The women of 2015, included representatives 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.[24]

Image Name Occupation Position
Nicola Adams British boxer Top Row
Muzzon al-Mellehan Syrian activist Top Row
Siba Alaradi Syrian structural engineer Top Row
Antonia Albert Austrian entrepreneur Top Row
Sonita Alizadeh[25] Afghan rapper Top Row
Victoria Alonsoperez Uruguayan entrepreneur Second Row
Niloufar Ardalan Iranian footballer Second Row
Paulina Arreola Mexican entrepreneur Second Row
Masoumeh Ataei Iranian acid attack survivor Second Row
Xyza Bacani Filipino photographer Second Row
Alimata Bara Burkinabe trader Third Row
Sana Ben Ashour Tunisian civil society activist Third Row
Nicola Benedetti British musician Third Row
Meryl Benitah French entrepreneur Third Row
Fatou Bensouda Gambian International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Third Row
Asha Bhosle[17] Indian singer Fourth Row
Cecilia Bouzat Argentinian biophysicist Fourth Row
Bobbi Brown American make-up artist and entrepreneur Fourth Row
Naomi Bya’Ombe Congolese student Fourth Row
Rivka Carmi Israeli geneticist Fourth Row
Massiel Chávez Venezuelan student Fifth Row
Eveles Chimala Malawian midwife Fifth Row
Estela de Carlotto Argentinian human rights activist Fifth Row
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma South African physician and chair of the African Union Commission Fifth Row
Isabel dos Santos Angolan investor Fifth Row
Leimin Duong Australian beer entrepreneur Sixth Row
Ernestina Edem Appiah Ghanaian social entrepreneur founded Ghana Code Club Sixth Row
Aissa Edon Malian-French midwife Sixth Row
Jana Elhassan Lebanese novelist Sixth Row
Nawal el-Sadaawi Egyptian writer Sixth Row
Paula Escobar Chilean magazine editor Seventh Row
Monir Farmanfarmaian Iranian artist Seventh Row
Claire Fox British writer and broadcaster Seventh Row
Elissa Freiha Emirati entrepreneur Seventh Row
Uta Frith German psychologist Seventh Row
Melanie Goldsmith British entrepreneur Eighth Row
Alina Gracheva Moldovan camerawoman Eighth Row
Megan Grano American comedian Eighth Row
Alice Gray British science blogger Eighth Row
Sara Jane Ho Hong Kong Chinese entrepreneur Eighth Row
Michaela Hollywood British fundraiser for the disabled Ninth Row
Ella Ingram[25] Australian activist for mental illness anti-discrimination Ninth Row
Ayesha Ishtiaq Pakistani student who talks about beinga "good girl" Ninth Row
Somayya Jabarti Saudi Arabian newspaper editor Ninth Row
Azza Jadalla Palestinian nurse Ninth Row
Misraa Jimaa Ethiopian health extension worker Tenth Row
Samantha John American entrepreneur of Hopscotch Tenth Row
Kamini Kaushal[17] Indian Bollywood actress Tenth Row
Tahmina Kohistani Afghan Olympic sprinter Tenth Row
Rimppi Kumari[17] Indian farmer Tenth Row
Linda Kwamboka Kenyan entrepreneur Eleventh Row
Tina Lavender British midwife Eleventh Row
Zihan Ling Chinese entrepreneur Eleventh Row
Zimasa Mabela South African naval captain Eleventh Row
Emi Mahmoud Sudanese-American poet Eleventh Row
Catherine Mahugu Kenyan jewelry entrepreneur Twelfth Row
Amara Majeed American hijab activist and author Twelfth Row
Nemata Majeks-Walker Sierra Leonean women's rights activist Twelfth Row
Katrine Marcal Swedish writer and journalist Twelfth Row
Karabo Mathang South African entrepreneur Twelfth Row
Muniba Mazari Pakistani artist and anchorwoman Thirteenth Row
Jessy McCabe British student Thirteenth Row
Sania Mirza[25] Indian tennis player Thirteenth Row
Brit Morin American entrepreneur Thirteenth Row
Smriti Nagpal[17] Indian entrepreneur Thirteenth Row
Pauline Ng Singaporean entrepreneur Fourteenth Row
Delaney American student Fourteenth Row
Bel Pesce Brazilian entrepreneur Fourteenth Row
Verashni Pillay South African newspaper editor Fourteenth Row
Irina Polyakova Russian Paralympian Fourteenth Row
Elsa Prieto Franco-Spanish entrepreneur Fifteenth Row
Cristina Randall Canadian entrepreneur Fifteenth Row
Claire Reid South African entrepreneur Fifteenth Row
Jenni Rhodes British textile designer Fifteenth Row
Nikita Ridgeway Australian entrepreneur Fifteenth Row
Neyda Rojas Venezuelan nun Sixteenth Row
Lubov Russkina Russian reindeer nomad Sixteenth Row
Rabia Salihu Said Nigerian physicist Sixteenth Row
Amina Sboui Tunisian writer and women's rights activist Sixteenth Row
Lorrana Scarpioni Brazilian entrepreneur Sixteenth Row
Louise Schwartz Jamaican showgirl and cabaret performer Seventeenth Row
Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal British trade envoy Seventeenth Row
Mumtaz Shaikh[17] Indian human rights activist Seventeenth Row
Nareen Shammo Iraqi political activist and journalist Seventeenth Row
Rasha Shehada Palestinian manufacturing director Seventeenth Row
Zuzanna Stanska Polish entrepreneur Eighteenth Row
Michelle Sun Hong Kong Chinese entrepreneur Eighteenth Row
Hilary Swank[25] American actress Eighteenth Row
Julie Sygiel American entrepreneur Eighteenth Row
Rotana Tarabzouni Saudi Arabian singer/songwriter Eighteenth Row
Kanika Tekriwal[17] Indian entrepreneur Nineteenth Row
Lizanne Teo Singaporean entrepreneur Nineteenth Row
Jana Tepe German entrepreneur Nineteenth Row
Li Tingting Chinese human rights activist Nineteenth Row
Sophie Walker British leader of the Women's Equality Party Nineteenth Row
Alek Wek Sudanese fashion model/UN ambassador Twentieth Row
Xian Xu Chinese entrepreneur Twentieth Row
Tin Tin Yu Burmese teacher Twentieth Row
Marie-Ange Zimndou Koutou Central African Republic nurse's aide in a war zone Twentieth Row
Nour Syrian refugee Twentieth Row

2014[change | change source]

The BBC News 100 Women list in 2014 continued the efforts of the first year's initiative.[26]

Image Name Occupation Position
SDr Yasmin Altwaijri Saudi mental health and obesity scientist Top row
Conchita Wurst Singer, Austria Top row
Laura Bates Founder, Everyday Sexism project Top row
Pinky Lilani Founder, Asian Women of Achievement Awards Top row
Ruby Chakravarti Women's rights campaigner, India Top row
Susie Orbach Psychotherapist Top row
Pontso Mafethe Zimbabwean women's programme manager, Comic Relief@pontso_mafethe Top row
Kate Shand Managing director of Enjoy Education Top row
Shappi Khorsandi Iranian-born British comedian Top row
Shazia Saleem Founder ieat Foods Top row
Wai Wai Nu Director,Women Peace Net Second row
Michaela Bergman Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Second row
Paula Moreno Founder of peace foundation Manos Visibles Second row
Rubana Huq Bangladeshi textile manufacturer Second row
Lucy-Anne Holmes Founder, No More Page Three campaign, UK Second row
Brianna Stubbs rower for Great Britain Second row
Matilda Tristam Comics writer Second row
Nigar Nazar Pakistani cartoonist@NigarNazar Second row
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Pakistani documentary film-maker Second row
Uldus Bakhtiozina Russian photographer Second row
Lesley Yellowlees First female president, Royal Chemistry Society Third row
Rebecca Gomperts Founder, Women on Waves Third row
Katherine Brown Academic, Kings College London Third row
Emily Kasyoka Boxer, Kenya Third row
Aowen Jin Chinese-born British artist Third row
Eliza Rebeiro Founder of Lives not Knives Third row
Muge Iplikci Turkish journalist Third row
Natumanya Sarah Educator Third row
Linda Tirado Campaigner Third row
Alice Hagan Technician at healthcare company BTG Third row
May Tha Hla Burmese food aid social worker Fourth row
Rainatou Sow Founder of Make Every Woman Count Fourth row
Justa Canaviri[27] Celebrity chef, Bolivia Fourth row
Heather Jackson Women's business campaigner Fourth row
Ruby Wax Mental health campaigner and comic Fourth row
Umm Ahmed Sole provider for her family, Iraq Fourth row
Xiaolu Guo Chinese novelist and film-maker Fourth row
Hind Hobeika Founder of Instabeat, Lebanon Fourth row
Molly Case Student nurse and Women of the Future Ambassador Fourth row
Joyce Banda Former president of Malawi Fourth row
Saadia Zahidi World Economic Forum Fifth row
Aditi Mittal Indian stand-up comedian Fifth row
Jess Butcher Co-founder of Blippar Fifth row
Farah Mohamed Girls 20 summit founder Fifth row
Katy Tuncer Founder, Ready Steady Mums Fifth row
Smruti Sriram Founder, Wings of Hope & Achievement Awards Fifth row
Darshan Karki Opinion-piece editor at Kathmandu Post daily, Nepal blogger Fifth row
Brooke Magnanti US anthropologist, author, former sex worker Fifth row
Chipo Chung Chinese-Zimbabwean actor and activist Fifth row
Pinar Ogunc Journalist writing about women's issues and the Kurdish political movement Fifth row
Sabina Kurgunayeva Footballer who also runs her own bicycle rental business in Azerbaijan Sixth row
Kate Wilson Founder of independent children's book publisher in UK Sixth row
Betty Lalam Director of women's community organisation, Northern Uganda Sixth row
Arabella Dorman War artist Sixth row
Andy Kawa Businesswoman and social entrepreneur Sixth row
Bahia Shehab Egyptian artist, designer and art historian Sixth row
Divya Sharma Indian science student Sixth row
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Scientist who discovered Pulsars Sixth row
Eleni Antoniadou Co-Founder Transplants Without Donors Sixth row
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Blogger, columnist and author Sixth row
Salinee Tavaranan Thai engineer and social entrepreneur Seventh row
Hatoon Kadi Saudi Arabian comedian Seventh row
Brie Rogers Lowery UK Director of Change.org Seventh row
Balvinder Saund Chair of Women's Sikh Alliance, UK Seventh row
Cora Sherlock Pro-life campaigner and blogger in Ireland Seventh row
Alaa Murabit Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women Seventh row
Bushra El-Turk British-Lebanese composer for London Symphony Orchestra Seventh row
Kim Winser Founder, Winser London Seventh row
Arzu Geybullayeva blogger Seventh row
Judith Webb First female commander of an all-male British Army squadron@sjbwebb Seventh row
Sarah Hesterman Equal rights campaigner in Qatar Eighth row
Sana Saleem Pakistani campaigner against Internet censorship Eighth row
Asma Mansour Co-founder of Tunisian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Eighth row
Diana Nammi Kurdish women's rights campaigner against "honour" killing Eighth row
Funmi Iyanda Talk show host, journalist, activist in Nigeria Eighth row
Karen Masters Scientist at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation Eighth row
Khuloud Saba Syrian researcher and public health worker Eighth row
Yolanda Wang Yixuan Women's rights campaigner in China Eighth row
Ayesha Mustafa Founder and director of FashionComPassion.co.uk Eighth row
Obiageli Ezekwesili Former World Bank Vice President for Africa and Former Minister for Education, Nigeria Eighth row
Tehmina Kazi Director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy Ninth row
Sophi Tranchell Head of Divine Chocolate Ninth row
Boghuma Kabisen Titanji Virologist and campaigner for ethical medical research in Cameroon Ninth row
Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah Women's movement leader in Indonesia Ninth row
Anjali Ramachandran Head of Innovation at PHD Ninth row
Yas Necati Campaigner for better sex education Ninth row
Yeonmi Park Activist raising awareness of the plight of her people in North Korea@YeonmiParkNK Ninth row
Irene Li Citizen journalist who took part in and documented protests in Hong Kong Ninth row
Sandee Pyne Chief executive of Community Partner's International, focused on aid in Myanmar Ninth row
Temie Giwa Founder of the One Percent Project, facilitating blood donation in Nigeria Ninth row
Kavita Krishnan Secretary, All India Progressive Women's Association Tenth row
Sarah Khan Pakistani filmmaker and campaigner Tenth row
Nicky Moffat Highest Ranked woman in British Armed Forces Tenth row
Alice Powell Racing driver and first female to win a Formula Renault Championship Tenth row
Misty Haith Research Engineer at Imperial College London Tenth row
Sally Sabry Businesswoman in Egypt Tenth row
Kate Smurthwaite British comedian and activist Tenth row
Susana Lopez Mexican virologist specialising in rotavirus Tenth row
Jaya Luintel Journalist and women's rights advocate from Nepal Tenth row
Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland Tenth row

2013[change | change source]

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.[28]

Image Name Occupation Position
Salwa Abu Libdeh Palestinian television journalist Top row
Madawi Al-Rasheed Saudi academic and gender expert Top row
Nadia Al-Sakkaf Editor, Yemen Times Top row
Sreymom Ang Cambodian fashion designer Top row
Anna Arrowsmith English porn film director Top row
Joyce Aoko Aruga Student teacher in Kenya Top row
Moe Thuzar Aung Myanmar state broadcast Top row
Rehana Azib London-based barrister Top row
Firuza Aliyeva Associate Director, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy Top row
Zainab Hawa Bangura UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict Top row
Michaela Bergman Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Second row
Claire Bertschinger Anglo-Swiss nurse whose work inspired Live Aid Second row
Ingrid Betancourt French-Colombian former politician and FARC hostage Second row
Cherie Blair British barrister and philanthropist Second row
Emma Bonino Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy Second row
Yvonne Brewster Stage director, teacher and writer Second row
Gurinder Chadha British-Asian film director Second row
Nervana Mahmoud Egyptian blogger and commentator Second row
Irina Chakraborty Russian-Finnish-Indian engineer Second row
Shadi Sadr Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Second row
Chipo Chung Chinese-Zimbabwean actor and activist Third row
Helen Clark Head of UN Development Programme, former New Zealand Prime Minister Third row
Diane Coyle Economist, writer and blogger Third row
Caroline Criado-Perez British journalist and feminist campaigner Third row
Jody Day founder of Gateway Women, a network for childless women Third row
Es Devlin British theatre designer Third row
Klara Dobrev Hungarian lawyer and economist Third row
Efua Dorkenoo Ghanan Senior Advisor to Equality Now and campaigner against female genital mutilation Third row
Sigridur Maria Egilsdottir Iceland's champion debater Third row
Marwa El-Daly Egyptian grassroots activists, founder of the Waqfeyat Foundation Third row
Bushra El-Turk British-Lebanese composer Fourth row
Obiageli Ezekwesili Senior adviser, Open Society Foundation Fourth row
Caroline Farrow Catholic writer, blogger and pro-life activist Fourth row
Anne Stella Fomumbod Women's rights activist, Cameroon Fourth row
Teresa Forcades Radical Spanish nun Fourth row
Razan Ghazzawi Syrian blogger and activist Fourth row
Rebecca Gomperts Dutch doctor, head of Women on Waves Fourth row
Tanni Grey-Thompson Winner of 11 Paralympic Games gold medals Fourth row
Parveen Hassan Conservative women's organiser, UK Fourth row
Barbara Hewson Senior barrister, UK Fourth row
Anis Hidayah Indonesian activist working on migrant worker rights Fifth row
Deborah Hopkins British mother and political activist Fifth row
Rose Hudson-Wilkin Jamaican born British priest Fifth row
Bettany Hughes Historian, author, broadcaster Fifth row
Rubana Huq Bangladeshi textile manufacturer Fifth row
Leyla Hussein Co-founder, Daughters of Eve, anti-violence campaigner Fifth row
Heather Jackson CEO of An Inspirational Journey and Founder of The Women's Business Forum Fifth row
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Blogger, columnist and author Fifth row

Laura Janner-Klausner Movement rabbi, specializing in Reform Judaism Fifth row
Aowen Jin Chinese contemporary artist Fifth row
Andy Kawa South African businesswoman, anti-violence campaigner Sixth row
Tehmina Kazi Director, British Muslims for a Secular Democracy Sixth row
Jude Kelly Artistic Director, Southbank Centre Sixth row
Fereshteh Khosroujerdy Visually impaired Iranian singer Sixth row
Azadeh Kian Iranian academic and genderspecialist Sixth row
Kanya King CEO and founder, Mobo Sixth row
Fawzia Koofi MP and former Deputy Speaker, Afghan National Parliament Sixth row
Dina Korzun Russian actor and charity activist Sixth row
Martha Lane-Fox UK technology entrepreneur Sixth row
Paris Lees Transgender broadcaster Sixth row
Ann Leslie Journalist Seventh row
Sian Lindley Researcher in social technology Seventh row
Pontso Mafethe Programme manager, Comic Relief Seventh row
Brooke Magnanti US anthropologist, author, former sex worker Seventh row
Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba Deputy Secretary General, the Commonwealth of Nations Seventh row
Shirley Meredeen Founding member, Growing Old Disgracefully Seventh row
Samar Samir Mezghanni Record-breaking young Tunisian writer Seventh row
Shazia Mirza British comedian Seventh row
Aditi Mittal Indian comedian Seventh row
Rosmery Mollo Indigenous Bolivian activist Seventh row
Orzala Ashraf Nemat Afghan scholar and civil society activist Eighth row
Pauline Neville-Jones Former UK Security and Counter-Terrorism Minister Eighth row
Susie Orbach Psychotherapist and author Eighth row
Mirina Paananen Islamic researcher Eighth row
Claudia Paz y Paz Attorney General, Guatemala Eighth row
Mariane Pearl French journalist, founder of Chime for Change Eighth row
Laura Perrins Stay-at-home mother Eighth row
Charlotte Raven British feminist and journalist Eighth row
Gail Rebuck Chief executive, Random House UK Eighth row
Justine Roberts Founder, Mumsnet Eighth row
Sarah Rogers Voice of Women community radio, Sierra Leone Ninth row
Fatima Said British-Egyptian pro-democracy advocate Ninth row
Balvinder Saund Chair of Sikh Women's Alliance Ninth row
Kamila Shamsie UK-based Pakistani writer Ninth row
Divya Sharma Indian electronics and communications engineer Ninth row
Bahia Shehab Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and art historian Ninth row
Joanna Shields Chair and CEO, Tech City Investment Organisation Ninth row
Stephanie Shirley Businesswoman and philanthropist Ninth row
Clare Short British politician, former International Development Secretary Ninth row
Jacqui Smith Former UK Home Secretary Ninth row
Kate Smurthwaite British stand-up comedian and activist Tenth row
Rainatou Sow Guinean founder, Make Every Woman Count Tenth row
Louise Stephenson Trainee counsellor, UK Tenth row
May Tha Hla Founder, Helping The Burmese Delta Tenth row
Natasha Walter British feminist writer and campaigne Tenth row
Judith Webb First female commander of all-male British Army squadron Tenth row
Saadia Zahidi Head of Gender Parity and Human Capital, World Economic Forum Tenth row
Dinara Zhorobekova Student, Kyrgyzstan Tenth row
Gemma Godfrey Board director, broadcaster, quantum physicist Tenth row
Martina Navratilova 18-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion Tenth row

Initiatives by year[change | change source]

  • 2013: "100 Women: Who Took Part?". BBC News. 22 November 2013.
  • 2014: "Who are the 100 Women 2014?". BBC News. 26 October 2014.
  • 2015: "BBC 100 Women 2015: Who is on the list?". BBC News. 17 November 2015.
  • 2016: "100 Women: Who is taking part?". BBC News. 22 October 2013.

Other participants[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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