Today's 'most influential woman' vote

Winner of the vote

Dame Millicent Fawcett, suffragist, intellectual, political and union leader, and writer

The shortlist of nominees

Professor Dorothy Hodgkin, chemist

Baroness Brenda Hale, first female president of Supreme Court

Virginia Woolf, author

Dusty Springfield, singer

Dame Zaha Hadid, architect

Dame Barbara Hepworth, sculptor

Dame Millicent Fawcett, suffragist and feminist

Queen Elizabeth II

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, engineer and first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Rose Boland, Ford sewing machinist who went on strike in Dagenham in 1968 (on left)

Rosalind Franklin, scientist, played a key role in the discovery of the structure of DNA

Baroness Margaret Thatcher, first female prime minister