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Britain has many women who shape the lives of Britons in various aspects. While some are famous, others have never been heard of. These women hail from every background, belong to various races and religions, and range in age from their early 20s to late 70s. Yet they all share a unique bond. Below is a look at the most influential women in the UK, the forces that shaped their lives as well as their aspirations.
 
Queen Elizabeth 

She has been the queen of England for 57 years and definitely deserves to be on top of the list. She has been through decades of political, social and personal upheaval but came out smiling. At a period when the popularity of the royal family was at its lowest, she showed that she is capable of transforming the public’s perception of the monarchy in a way that saved it. Queen Elizabeth achieved this by letting Britons glimpse into her vulnerable side following the death of Princess Diana. She was able to appeal to the public as a grandmother figure.
 
Sarah Brown 

The former British prime minister’s wife has worldwide contacts at the highest levels. She is now set to become the one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Recently, Mrs. Brown hosted an international symposium for women in New York, together with Donna Karan and Arianna Huffington. She is also the global patron of an organization known as the White Ribbon Alliance that aims at preventing death during childbirth. She has the second highest number of Twitter followers for a British female. 

Ceri Goddard
 
Ceri Goddard is the CEO of Fawcett Society, the leading campaign group for the rights of women in Britain. She is on the forefront of the fight in the war for equal pay and maternity rights. She recently set into motion a legal case against the government. The basis for the case is that treasury officials broke the law for failure to assess whether women would be hit hardest by plans to implement heavy spending cuts. This has definitely made her an influential figure, especially among British women. Find more about business women at Joanna Shields success stories

Karren Brady 

Karren Brady is among the most high-profile female entrepreneurs in Britain. She is also quite dedicated; having famously went on to answer emails just 24 hours after undergoing a brain surgery. Brady is referred to as the first lady of football, as she is the Vice-chairman of West ham FC and CEO of Birmingham City FC. She is also a member of Arcadia company board and one of the judges on The Apprentice’ television show. 


Barbara Stocking

In 2001, Stocking was named head of Oxfam GB. Recently, she oversaw the charity’s best results since it was established 68 years ago. She coordinates the charity’s response to humanitarian disasters like the floods in Pakistan and the earthquake in Haiti. This has helped more than 17 million people last year alone in 62 nations. She remind Britons and the world at large that people living in third world countries are the real victims of climate change and financial crises. her contribution to charity do not go unnoticed, making her an influencial figure.

Posted Dec 31, 2014 at 5:14am

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