Forbes Magazine just released their annual accounting of the 100 most powerful women in the world. It will no doubt come as a huge surprise to Conservatives4Palin that their icon does not grace this indicator. Instead, the list is populated by women exercising real leadership in the areas of commerce, business and politics.
Let's face it, Palin's level of power belongs on the curled end of a rolled out list somewhere slightly above Orly Taitz perhaps, but well below Katie Couric and even Tina Fey. Certainly she ranks nowhere near Mary Erdoes. Never heard of Mary? Mary isn't known for her favorite high heels or her power shopping, or even her own barbarous war on wildlife. It seems that Mary Erdoes, dead last on this year's Forbes list of 100 women, exercises her very real and considerable powers as the Chairman of JP Morgan Global Wealth Management relatively quietly and without ever once making a comedian apologize or starting an argument with a blogger. Amazing, no?
Women who exercise real power in the US political sphere include: #36 Hillery Clinton US Secretary of State, #35 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, and Cabinet Members Janet Nepolitano #51 and Katherine Sibeleus at #56. First Lady Michelle Obama joined the fray at #40 and Sonia Sotomeyer also debuted at #54. Women from around the world populated the list, including Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany at #1.
Of course, none of the successful women above ever considered it a great career move "not to go with the flow" and resign abruptly from office, twitter their way into William Shatner's shtick, or use a ghostwritten Facebook page to telegraph their "brand."
Let's give a moment of positive reinforcement to these women who help run the world every day with dignity and style~
|2||Sheila Bair||Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.||U.S.|
|3||Indra Nooyi||Chief executive, PepsiCo||U.S.|
|4||Cynthia Carroll||Chief executive, Anglo American||U.K.|
|5||Ho Ching||Chief executive, Temasek||Singapore|
|6||Irene Rosenfeld||Chief executive, Kraft Foods||U.S.|
|7||Ellen Kullman||Chief executive, DuPont||U.S.|
|8||Angela Braly||Chief executive, WellPoint||U.S.|
|9||Anne Lauvergeon||Chief executive, Areva||France|
|10||Lynn Elsenhans||Chief executive, Sunoco||U.S.|
|12||Carol Bartz||Chief executive, Yahoo||U.S.|
|13||Sonia Gandhi||President, Indian National Congress Party||India|
|14||Ursula Burns||Chief executive, Xerox Corp.||U.S.|
|15||Anne Mulcahy||Chairman, Xerox Corp.||U.S.|
|16||Safra Catz||President, Oracle||U.S.|
|17||Christine Lagarde||Minister of Economy, Finance & Employment||France|
|18||Gail Kelly||Chief executive, Westpac||Australia|
|19||Marjorie Scardino||Chief executive, Pearson Plc.||U.K.|
|20||Chanda Kochhar||Chief executive, ICICI Bank||India|
|21||Mary Sammons||Chief executive, Rite Aid Corp.||U.S.|
|23||Paula Reynolds||Chief restructuring officer, AIG||U.S.|
|24||Carol Meyrowitz||Chief executive, TJX Companies||U.S.|
|25||Andrea Jung||Chief executive, Avon||U.S.|
Check out the entire list of 100 women here and here.
And for a really refreshing take on the healthcare debate, a visit to www.billionairesforwealthcare.com is a must! These people have the magic formula down - protesting with style, humor and fun while making their point very very clear to any sentient being and completely befuddling the poor devils that show up to protest against their own interests. Check it out!