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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.

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If you haven’t seen this already (it’s from August 2007), then now’s the time to check out Forbes Magazine’s wonderful report on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, available here.

I came across this while looking at the other lists that Forbes has online, which I was browsing thanks to April Dubrow, student worker in the SOM Library.  April forwarded me another of their list, the Forbes Fictional 15, a list lampooning Forbes’ compilation lists.  The Fictional 15 is a compilation of the top fictitious characters.  Check it out here, as well as their list of 25 Largest Fictional Companies, available here.

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Maybe Kermit the Frog was right–that sometimes, it isn’t easy being green.  But with the steady increase of journals and magazines that come across my desk, it looks like the green movement is taking hold and mainstream culture has begun to embrace it.  This week, Newsweek magazine highlighted the green movement in their special section called “Leadership and the Environment”.  I’d highly suggest checking it out–it’s all available online and it features some wonderful articles.  From lessons we could learn about Iceland’s energy policies, to socially responsible business schools, to how the candidates stack up, this issue was certainly a highlight for my week.  See the link here to Newsweek‘s special section on “Leadership and the Environment”.

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