Caitlyn Jenner makes Woman’s Hour Power List
1 July 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Jenner revealed her transition on the cover of Vanity Fair with the headline ‘Call Me Caitlyn’
Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner has made this year’s Woman’s Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, singer Sia and Anna Wintour.
The list, topped by Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon identifies women who have had an “exceptionally large impact”.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, is at number seven.
She revealed her transition to Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair last month.
The former Olympian, whose famous children include step-daughter Kim Kardashian and daughter Kendall Jenner, is honoured for bringing the experience of being a trans woman to a global audience.
Both the Vanity Fair photoshoot and the ensuing #CallMeCaitlyn hashtag adopted by many fans on Twitter generated huge publicity.
Actress, director and humanitarian campaigner Jolie made number three on the list, which was revealed on BBC Radio 4, for “using her celebrity to impressive ends” and the “Angelina-effect”.
The term was coined after the actress revealed her genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, sparking other women to seek out testing.
Jolie has spoken openly about her double mastectomy and having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent cancer.
The Guardian’s first female editor Katherine Viner was at number four on the list, just weeks after taking up the job, while Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was at number two.
Source:: BBC Entertainment