Three Penguin Random House authors named on the BBC 100 Women 2016 list

The BBC has announced its list of 100 influential women for 2016, which includes three Penguin Random House authors and one employee. The women featured have all been nominated for groundbreaking moments of defiance, debates on the inclusivity of feminism, conversations with world famous leaders in music, sport and politics, as well as with other less well-known voices – but who all have astonishing stories to tell.

NADIYA HUSSAIN

Baker, author and television presenter who rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015.

“I’m never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never gonna say I can’t do it. I’m never gonna say ‘maybe’.”

JEANNETTE WINTERSON

Award-winning novelist of dozens of books exploring gender, imagination and sexual identity.

“It’s great for girls to see you can live life in your own way without having to marry the prince.”

PAULA HAWKINS

Financial journalist and rom-com author before writing the best-selling thriller The Girl on the Train last year.

“Women in their 20s and 30s are confronted by hard choices which most men are not.”

JUNE ERIC-UDORIE 

June writes on issues such as FGM, child marriage, and violence against women. In September, she joined Penguin Random House, taking part in our year-long entry-level programme The Scheme.

“Every little feminist act comes together and that contributes to the wider movement.”

Fiona Crack, editor of 100 Women season commented: “100 Women is now in its fourth year, and we are proud of the platform it has given to many inspirational women – using the reach and journalistic excellence of the BBC to highlight the challenges, opportunities and experiences of women across the world.”

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