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Caitlyn Jenner makes BBC’s top 10 most powerful women


After famously appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair to break news of a gender transition and then being named this by ESPN as 2015’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award winner, Caitlyn Jenner has another accolade to add to the list: She has made the BBC’s list of most powerful women for 2015. As “the world’s most famous open transgender person” she took number seven on BBC Radio 4’s 2015 Woman’s Hour Power List, which is decided by a panel of four judges that charged with determining the most influential women “operating in the U.K.” The panel also takes suggestions from the public as to who should be included. “It can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience,” said judge Sarah Vine, describing Jenner’s impact. Last year the list was topped by the Queen, this year, the honor was reserved for Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who emerged as a hugely popular figure throughout the U.K. general election.

Read the full story at Mashable.


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