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Forbes Most Powerful People List: Women Take Only 6 Out Of 70 Spots

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 4, 2011

   

Yesterday, Forbes released its list of the world’s 70 Most Powerful People. You would think that such a list would be filled with fascinating people of both sexes. But Forbes could only think of six women to fill the ranks.

While many have commented on the fact that President Barack Obama took the top spot, Forbes‘ decision to honor just six women — that’s 8% of the world’s “70 who matter” — caught us off guard.

This stands in stark contrast to the Time 100 list for 2011, which includes 34 women (34% of the list for those keeping count).

In a separate list, Forbes ranks the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The vast majority of these women didn’t make the Most Powerful People list.

According to Forbes, the ranking takes into account four factors — the number of people a person has power over, the financial resources a person controls, the number of spheres of influence the person has, and how actively the person wields his or her power.

Are these criteria rigidly objective, or did other female leaders deserve to make Forbes‘ list?

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Life After 50: What Arianna Huffington Can Teach Us About Women, Power and the Art of Being Fearless

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2011


Yes Arianna gave a lot to the material world, now it is the time to give spiritual world. And for that first she must leave this job and be in the real internal world. Not sure she is ready for that or not. Because happiness starts from there.
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Rebuilding a Robust Economy, With Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 28, 2011

By Amy Rosen, resident & CEO, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Sitting here in a country that did not give women the right to vote until 1971 and where today four of the seven member governing body are women, I am struck by the uneven progress and persistent barriers that woman face in specific fields. TheInternational Herald Tribune led with a story today about the wide gender gap at top of the ladder in Europe. On that note I headed into this morning’s WEF session titled, “Six Global Challenges, One Solution: Women.”

Some of the true leaders pushing gender equity as an issue affecting all aspects of our world were with us. President Michelle Bachelet, who having finished transforming Chile, has now taken the helm of a new effort called UN Women, provided informed insight into the realities of gender inequity. Laura Tyson, long a leader in economic policy for the US, provided guidance to keep the conversation on track. Laura Liswood, from the Council of Women World Leaders and senior adviser to Goldman Sachs, Beth Brooke of Ernst & Young, Tae Yoo of Cisco were among the impressive women in the room who have been at the table for years, fighting for political capital around these issues in very meaningful ways. All of them offered provocative comments that will continue to resonate with me for some time to come. There were even some men in the room (of course not enough) who contributed meaningful ideas and solutions. In general, I was struck by how strong a case the data makes for changing the equation for girls and women.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Decade of the Woman Is Upon Us

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2010


My best wishes!
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