The Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet has been revealed! This year we’re celebrating 30 inspiring women whose work is making a significant positive contribution to the environment and the sustainability of our planet.
The problems our planet is facing can feel overwhelming, but these women prove that everyone can make a difference in their own way through creativity, optimism and enthusiasm.
This year’s list is designed to reflect the huge range of roles that are essential to environmental work. Rather than a classic definition of power, the list is made up of an eco-system of women who have power in lots of different ways, but who are all essential in looking after the planet.
Everyone on the list is based in the UK and falls into one of five categories: Decision-makers, Innovators, Communicators, Campaigners and Volunteers. You can find out more about these here.
The Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet was decided by our judging panel led by journalist Lucy Siegle. She was joined by horticulturalist and garden designer Flo Headlam, climate and energy researcher Professor Alice Larkin, Action for Conservation’s Zunaira Malik, and Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd. You can find out more about the judges here.