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

J.K. Rowling
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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104 Points

She indeed is:)

Posted by Black_wind on October 10, 2010, 07:29 PM report to moderator
199 Points

She has been the first for us since the first day, in our hearts forever, thank you Jo…!§!

Posted by HogwartsHP on October 10, 2010, 07:45 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

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?

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 10, 2010, 07:52 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

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!

10268 Points

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.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on October 10, 2010, 09:45 PM report to moderator
300 Points

The awards keep pouring in. Awesome.

Posted by taoist1 on October 10, 2010, 09:47 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Well deserved. Why the voting? They could have declared it directly. Theres no doubt about it

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on October 10, 2010, 11:16 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

JK Rowling definitely deserves it! :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on October 11, 2010, 12:34 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Well done Jo.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on October 11, 2010, 05:01 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

Yay for Jo! You go, Girl! We all love you!

1910 Points

I’m not even surprised!!! I kind of knew it… Jo deserves everything!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 11, 2010, 10:01 AM report to moderator
1111 Points

GO JO!!!!
I really can’t see any contenders to be fair :)

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on October 11, 2010, 12:55 PM report to moderator
11771 Points

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

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on October 11, 2010, 01:13 PM report to moderator
2062 Points

Congrats JKR! Well deserved!! :)

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on October 11, 2010, 02:29 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

Jo is the woMAN

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on October 11, 2010, 03:14 PM report to moderator
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