The Aspen Institute has released its 2010 “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” list of the top 100 MBA programs in the world that integrate social, ethical, and environmental stewardship.  Simmons College School of Management is #15, the only business school in Massachusetts to make the top 20.  Here are links to the official Simmons College press release and the official Beyond Grey Pinstripes list.


On Monday, Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.  The official Nobel press release is viewable here.  Forbes has two excellent articles on Elinor Ostrom’s impact on the world:

  • Why Elinor Ostrom Matters – This article reflects on applications of her studies in cooperative arrangements, also known as “The Commons.”
  • Elinor Ostrom and the Digital Commons – This article observes Elinor Ostrom’s work in relation to internet communities, the open-access movement, digital repositories, and Net Neutrality.

Entrepreneurship Magazine, in conjunction with The Princeton Review, will be releasing its list of the top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the country in their October issue, and Simmons College is on the list.  Simmons College is one of only two New England colleges listed.  View the full list here.

CNN Money posted “How High-Achieving Women Balance Work and Family” this past Monday. The article features perspectives on work-life balance in high-achievement positions from Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook), Carol Bartz (CEO, Yahoo), and Jean Jackson (Direct-to-Consumer President, Nike).

The New York Times reported this morning on Warner Bros. revamping their DC Comics company into a more film content-driven DC Entertainment.  Diane Nelson, who was previously well-known for being in charge of the Harry Potter movie franchise, has been appointed president of the company.

The Women’s Crusade is a featured article in a New York Times Magazine special issue published on August 17th.  The article discusses how microfinance and education aid to women are helping the cause of empowering women across the globe, fighting global poverty, and giving donors more of a return on their investment.  
If you enjoy this article, the main author also has a New York Times blog on globalization and human rights called On the Ground.

One week ago, Forbes.com released its annual World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List. Forbes discusses the ranking method on the report’s front page:

Forbes’ Power Women list isn’t about celebrity or popularity; it’s about influence. Queen Rania of Jordan (No. 76), for instance, is perhaps the most listened-to woman in the Middle East; her Twitter feed has 600,000 followers.

In assembling the list, Forbes looked for women who run countries, big companies or influential nonprofits. Their rankings are a combination of two scores: visibility–by press mentions–and the size of the organization or country these women lead.

Forbes also released a video on why Angela Merkel, Sheila Bair, and Indra Nooyi are at the top of the list.