The publication explains that the list is about highlighting “the women of the moment who are leading us through 2020 with prescience, power and poise”.
This year, the Power List has a focus on how priorities have shifted during the pandemic, as have the women in the spotlight.
The list includes authors, actors, politicians and activists of all ages.
The Queen is also included in the list, with Vogue stating that the coronavirus has “deepened” her relevance.
Additionally, actor and writer Michaela Coel features on the list. Coel was lauded earlier this year for her BBC series, I May Destroy You, which was inspired by her own experience of being sexually assaulted.
Two Black Lives Matter activists are included on the list: Liza Bilal and Naomi Smith, in addition to June Sarpong, who is the director of creative diversity at the BBC.
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The novelist Bernadine Evaristo, who was the co-winner of this year’s Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, also features on the list.
You can see the full list, which is not ranked, below.
Anne Mensah, vice president of original series, Netflix
Asma Khan, chef
Bernardine Evaristo, novelist
Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council
Charlotte Tilbury, beauty innovator
Daisy Edgar-Jones, actor
Dawn Butler, Labour MP
Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer
Emily Maitlis, broadcaster
Emma Revie, chief executive of The Trussell Trust
Florence Pugh, actor
Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress
June Sarpong, director of creativity diversity at the BBC
Liza Bilal & Naomi Smith, Black Lives Matter activists
Maria Balshaw, director ofTate
Michaela Coel, writer and actor
Munroe Bergdorf, model and activist
Nicole Jacobs, domestic abuse commissioner
Pippa Crerar, journalist
Prof Sarah Gilbert, vaccinologist
Rosh Mahtani, designer
Silvana Tenreyro, economist
Steph Houghton, footballer
The release of Vogue‘s Power List is part of the magazine’s activism issue, which is fronted by Marcus Rashford.
The Manchester United striker prompted a government U-turn after writing an open letter on the granting of free food vouchers for the poorest British families over the summer.
Rashford poses on the cover alongside model and mental health campaigner Adwoa Aboah as photographed by Misan Harriman, who is the first black male photographer to shoot any cover of British Vogue in the publication’s 104-year history.