Forbes: Most powerful women 2010
Recently Forbes has published a list of the most powerful women. I find it quite controversial as it contains the names of women politicians, business executives, and pop stars. Forbes explains: «We've come up with a new ranking of the female power elite that reflects the New Order of now. When we set out to identify this year's list, we decided it was time to look up and out into the broader culture. Our assessment is based less on traditional titles and roles and more on creative influence and entrepreneurship. They have built distinctive companies and brands and championed weighty causes, sometimes through unconventional means; in other cases, they have broken through gender barriers.» While this approach is understandable, I don't think it's fair to try to create a single list for women (and men as well) who have achieved success in totally different careers. I don't take it serious when I see a head of state ranked next to a pop star, do you?
And besides, there is not a single Russian woman on the list, which proves once again that Russian women are so much behind in their careers.