Victoria Beckham and Emma Watson have topped an illustrious list of women who ‘inspire, empower and game change’ in the world. To mark its 10th anniversary, Grazia Magazine has launched a 2015 List of Most Inspirational Women which spans across six major categories including: Fashion, Culture, Entertainment, Politics, Sports and Technology.
David Beckham’s wife beat the likes of Kate Moss, Stella McCartney and Mary Portas to be voted most inspirational woman in fashion. In 2006 the former ‘Spice Girl’ launched her own denim label, which she followed with a sunglasses range in 2008. Her designs have been worn by Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow.
‘Harry Potter’ star Watson defeated Beyonce and Kim Kardashian to be voted most influential woman in entertainment in the survey while GB athletic star Jessica Ennis-Hill topped the list of most influential women in sport.
‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham was voted most influential woman in culture, beating off competition from the likes of JK Rowling, Hilary Mantel, Katherine Bigelow and Oprah Winfrey. The politics category saw 17-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai heralded; the UK-based student was the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her campaign work on education rights for girls in her native Pakistan.
Self-made millionaire Zoe Sugg, 24, aka Zoella, was named most influential woman in technology.
Fashion: Victoria Beckham
Culture: Lena Dunham
Entertainment: Emma Watson
Politics: Malala Yousafzai
Sport: Jessica Ennis Hill
Technology: Zoe Sugg (Zoella)