J.K. Rowling Voted Britain’s Most Influential Woman


Oct 10, 2010

Posted by John Admin

Some of Britain’s most powerful magazine editors have voted J.K. Rowling to the top of the list of Britain’s Most Influential Women, reports The Independent. The list of 100 women who have had the most influence over our lives will be unveiled tomorrow, 11th October 2010, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Magazine Company (NatMag). Editor of Good Housekeeping Lindsay Nicholson is quoted as saying of the decision:

Everyone felt J K Rowling was the one with the most influence across the widest audience. As a single parent who managed to cope and pull herself out of poverty and create a massive entertainment empire on the way, she is very inspiring. [...] Rowling is very careful about the way she uses her fame and is very true to herself. She didn’t pursue power, fame and money in a conventional way but by writing her thoughts in a café while her baby slept.

The National Magazine Company publishes Good Housekeeping, Company, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and more. The company was established in 1910 by William Randolph Hearst.

Thanks to Catherine for the heads up!

41 Responses to J.K. Rowling Voted Britain’s Most Influential Woman

Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: Why would they have to vote for Jo to get the title? It's pretty much set in stone.Avatar Imagegoldish_red says: Oh my Jo, what a fabulous creature she is. Wouldn't be awfully wrong to scratch "Britain's" out of the title, not at all. Avatar ImageAlec wick says: Awesome, really she soo deserves this award and it makes me happy that even though the book series is over she isn't being forgottenAvatar ImageSohumdore says: WOOO!!Avatar ImageSohumdore says: WOO!!Avatar Imagetibby71 says: If someone really deserves it, it's Jo :)Avatar ImageJK.jr. says: I was disappointed when i saw that Jo was not on the top 100 most powerful women in the world list that was released previously this week, but its great that she was voted number 1 in britian :)Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: Well done Jo, you deserve it!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great choice! J.K. Rowling, you deserve it!Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: Congrats, Jo!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 'Influential' is one of those terms that can mean in a good way or a bad way. I'm sure that past polls like this put people like Margaret Thatcher at the top (for those of you old enough to remember who SHE was!). How refreshing to have JKR up there instead. I am so grateful for what she has done for my internal life, and I am only one person. How could one even begin to quantify the positive influence that she has had on tens of millions of readers? If we could bottle that energy, the world could stop drilling for oil right now! If everyone in the fandom made a mental note to do one Potteresque deed a day - one random act of kindness or courage or acceptance of others who are 'different' - we'd have a better world for sure. You go, Jo!Avatar ImageCDR says: You deserve it,Jo. WELL DONE!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Hm......what about the Queen?? She ought to have much more Influence on Britain and the world, though I must admit JKR influences my life more than the QueenAvatar Imagepigwey says: of course she is. lol she changed the whole generation!Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: Congrats!! Avatar ImageCrazy and Proud says: She really deserves it. She has created a whole phenomenon and influenced a whole generation of people across the globe! Who else would be able to be the Most Influential Woman? Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Yay! Congrats Jo, she's a fantastic role model. I wish more young people in the UK looked up to Jo instead of wanting to be a WAG or the next Jordan/Katie Price!Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: Congratulations :DAvatar ImageBlack_wind says: She indeed is:)Avatar ImageHogwartsHP says: She has been the first for us since the first day, in our hearts forever, thank you Jo...!§!Avatar ImageCatherine says: Omr, that's me! wow i should email into leaky more often! i often find little tid-bits, but i dont take them officially until they are posted on leaky, but something made me send this one in--so i gues its official! Yeah for Jo!!!!!!!! Totally deserved, especially after not being on the 100 most influential in the world--which she should be in the top 10! Fantastic Role model to PEOPLE OF ALL AGES!!!!!!!! and people of all (for want of a better world or phrase) social status?Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That is true. She has loads of courage and has shown what a true woman is capable of. Atleast the fame hasn't got to her head like others. That is true. She is the ideal role model! Jo deserves the recognition!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: JK. jr. 2, would you kindly explain the process by which you submitted your news flash to Leaky? I've come across things that I wanted to give them a heads-up about before, but could never figure out how.Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: The awards keep pouring in. Awesome.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Well deserved. Why the voting? They could have declared it directly. Theres no doubt about itAvatar ImageSindi says: Congrats! JK Rowling definitely deserves it! :D Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Well done Jo.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Yay for Jo! You go, Girl! We all love you!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: I'm not even surprised!!! I kind of knew it... Jo deserves everything!!!Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: WOOOOP :D GO JO!!!! I really can't see any contenders to be fair :)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: WeenyOwl, there is a page you can use to send news items to Leaky, but I've no idea if they are read! I discovered it more by accident than anything else... It's at http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/info/contactus.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Congrats JKR! Well deserved!! :)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: Jo is the woMANAvatar Image1crazymuggle says: Congratulations Jo!!! I think she really deserves it this award!!!! She's a great role model and has definitely changed this world!!! Avatar ImagePolka Square says: just admit it we ALL LOVE HER! good job Jo...Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: how great Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: congrats Jo! :D she definitely deserves it!Avatar ImageKeaHellstorm says: She deserves ^^Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I agree with this statement. Congrats Jo!Avatar ImageElphabaROCKS1 says: How could she NOT win it??? :-)Avatar Imageksddancer says: Congrats Jo! You are truly amazing!

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