Cora Sherlock named one of BBC’s 100 Women of 2014

Pro Life deputy chairwoman named alongside Conchita Wurst, Yonmi Park and Shappi Khorsandi

Cora Sherlock is a solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign. Photograph: Cora Sherlock via Twitter

Cora Sherlock is a solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign. Photograph: Cora Sherlock via Twitter

 

Dublin solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign Cora Sherlock has been named one of this year’s 100 Women by the BBC.

The list includes noted activists, scientists, artists, businesswomen, writers and educators. One-fifth of this year’s participants are under 25, and according to the BBC they are not only women to take notice of now, but ones to watch in the future, too.

Other participants include Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer and winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2014; Yeonmi Park, North Korean escapee and activist; and Shappi Khorsandi, Iranian-born British comedian.

Malala Yousafzai, who received the Pakistani schoolgirl who received the Nobel Peace Prize this year for her campaigns to end child labour and free children from trafficking, was not on the list.

The BBC launched the 100 Women series last year as part of its pledge to represent women better in its international news output.