Pringle, Michel and McMorrough among GQ's 'most connected'

Pringle, Michel and McMorrough among GQ's 'most connected'

Book trade figures including publisher Alexandra Pringle (pictured), agent Caroline Michel and publicist Fiona McMorrough have made GQ’s list of The 100 Most Connected Women.
 
GQ said the top 100, which it put together with networking business Editorial Intelligence, is the “first comprehensive list of the strategically aligned, socially embedded and beyond-the-call-of-duty, public-spirited women who currently define the age of interdependence”.
 
Alexandra Pringle, group editor-in-chief at Bloomsbury, has made the cut, as has Caroline Michel, c.e.o. of literary agency Peters Fraser and Dunlop, as well as Fiona McMorrough, c.e.o. and founder of communications consultancy FMcM. McMorrough described her inclusion as "more than an honour and a huge surprise."

Writers on the list include India Knight, author of the upcoming In Your Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier (Penguin), Rachel Johnson, whose books include Notting Hell (Penguin), Jeanette Winterson and Susie Orbach, psychoanalyst and author of Fat is a Feminist Issue (Arrow).

GQ classified the women according to six different categories: "connector" (an enabler, they help others), "influencer" (they are widely admired and followed), "campaigner and change agent" (they champion causes to help others without a voice), "creative collaborator" (they are a cornerstone of connectivity), "spider" (they operate in more than one sector), and "leader" (they have an important position in organisations).
 
McMorrough and Johnson are billed as spiders, and Michel is listed as a spider and a connector. Knight is an influencer, and Pringle is an influencer, a connector and a creative collaborator. Orbach is named as an influencer, spider, and campaigner and change agent.
 
Women from outside the literary and publishing world who made the list range include the Queen, journalist Rebekah Brooks, designer Stella McCartney, campaigner Doreen Lawrence and sportsperson Jessica Ennis-Hill.