In the 30 days following her Vanity Fair debut, Caitlyn Jenner has established herself as a style icon, trans activist, and now one of the world’s most powerful women.
She took the number seven spot in BBC Radio 4’s 2015 Woman’s Hour Power List, which identifies women who have had an “exceptionally large impact” on people’s lives and an ability to influence others.
“Many news sources describe her as the most famous openly transgender person in the world,” Jenner’s entry on the list reads.
The list, which in a previous year was topped by the Queen, is decided by a panel of four judges who compile it based on who the most influential women “operating in the UK” are. They also take 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.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who emerged as a hugely popular figure throughout the UK general election, topped the list, with Anna Wintour in second place and Angelina Jolie in third. Editor of The Guardian Katharine Viner and singer Sia also made the top 10.