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Professor Dame Wendy Hall named on the BBC Woman’s Hour ‘Power List’

Published: 12 February 2013

Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Dame Helen Alexander head a list of luminaries from the University of Southampton to be named as part of the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour ‘Power List’.

Dame Wendy, Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences, and Dame Helen, the University’s Chancellor, are joined on the list by Southampton alumni Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development; Clare Foges, Speechwriter to the Prime Minister; and Rosemary Squire OBE, Joint Chief-Executive of the Ambassador Theatre Group; and honorary graduate Shami Chakrabarti, Director of the human rights organisation Liberty. The Woman’s Hour Power List celebrates the achievements of British women across public life, focusing on the top female politicians, business women and leaders in their field from areas as diverse as finance, education, health, engineering and the arts. A Woman’s Hour judging panel sought to name the women who have the biggest impact in society who also have the ability to inspire change as a role model or thinker.

Only last November, Dame Wendy was named to Computer Weekly’s ‘UKtech50’ list of top CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the role of technology in the UK economy. Earlier last year, she was also named as the second most influential woman in UK IT, also awarded by Computer Weekly.

Dame Wendy says: “I'm delighted to have made the list. I love the way it highlights the increasingly significant role women play in every walk of life in the UK and I'm flattered to have been included in such distinguished company.”

For the full ‘Power List’ visit the BBC website.

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