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J.K. Rowling Tops Queen, Kate Middleton As Most Inspiring British Woman [VIDEO]

J.K. Rowling beat out the Queen and the Dutchess of Cambridge as the Most Inspiring British woman, according to one subset of voters.

By Crystal Henderson, EnStars on Feb 19, 2013 12:41 PM EST
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J.K. Rowling came on top as the Most Inspiring British woman, beating out the Queen and the Dutchess of Cambridge, according to one group of voters.

The Harry Potter author tied Jessica Ennis with 56 percent of Manchester voters, while the Queen earned the vote of two-fifths of UK women voters in the Oxfam survey. The respondents have claimed to find Rowling and Ennis more inspirational.

Rowling is one of the few writers on the list. Also included are British fashion icon Stella McCartney, fashion designer and businesswoman Victoria Beckham, and British Vogue Editot-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman.

"The Power List is about more than just a series of names," BBC Woman's Hour editor Alice Feinstein reported about J.K. Rowling and others. "We wanted to start a conversation about women and power."

The Manchester vote was conducted by Oxfam's Get Together fundraiser, which is the largest celebration in the UK of International Women's day, held on March 8.

"Following on from the Woman's Hour Power List, it is clear that British women strongly value personal dedication and achievement, whether they are looking up to high profile figures or family members," Harriett Roberts, Oxfam community fundraising manager for Oxfam in Manchester told Mancurian Matter.

J.K. Rowling and Stella McCartney are two modern-day icons that have changed the landscape of industries in Britain, from publishing books to designing clothes.

"It takes a lot of work to do a true performance range," Stella McCartney said. "Then to bring in fashion doesn't come as naturally to sportswear brands-to push those boundaries of a new coloring, or materials that have femininity as well as a technological element."

The report concluded that Manchester residents may have voted closer to home in choosing Rowling over the royal family.

"This is what Oxfam Get Together is all about. It is about celebrating and supporting women around the world who are working hard with passion and dedication to get themselves out of poverty."


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