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

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Posted by: Rosi
October 10, 2010, 01:42 PM

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!

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38 Comments

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3752 Points

Why would they have to vote for Jo to get the title? It’s pretty much set in stone.

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on October 10, 2010, 01:53 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by goldish_red on October 10, 2010, 01:56 PM report to moderator
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Awesome, really she soo deserves this award and it makes me happy that even though the book series is over she isn’t being forgotten

Posted by Alec wick. *ROAR* on October 10, 2010, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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If someone really deserves it, it’s Jo :)

Posted by tibby71 on October 10, 2010, 02:13 PM report to moderator
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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 :)

Posted by JK.jr. on October 10, 2010, 02:17 PM report to moderator
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Well done Jo, you deserve it!!

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on October 10, 2010, 02:20 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Great choice! J.K. Rowling, you deserve it!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 10, 2010, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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Congrats, Jo!

Posted by devilskinn on October 10, 2010, 03:07 PM report to moderator
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‘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!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on October 10, 2010, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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You deserve it,Jo.
WELL DONE!!!!!!!

Posted by CDR on October 10, 2010, 03:52 PM report to moderator
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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 Queen

Posted by Giant Fairy on October 10, 2010, 04:05 PM report to moderator
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of course she is. lol she changed the whole generation!

Posted by pigwey on October 10, 2010, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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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?

Posted by Crazy and Proud on October 10, 2010, 06:18 PM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on October 10, 2010, 07:02 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations :D

Posted by honigmuffin on October 10, 2010, 07:26 PM report to moderator
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