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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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A study by researchers at Rice, Lawrence, and George Mason universities has concluded that pregnant women who interview for traditionally male-dominated positions face more hostility from interviewers than women who are not pregnant.  I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise but it’s an interesting study to read.  See the blurb about the report at Businessweek online, or read the full report titled “Hostile and Benevolent Reactions Toward Pregnant Women: Complimentary Interpersonal Punishments and Rewards That Maintain Traditional Roles”, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology 92 (6), pages 1499-1511.  The journal is available online through the Simmons Library catalog.

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I don’t usually post content from the same source twice in one day, but today’s top story on Businessweek‘s website certainly caught my eye.  The story reports on a recent household survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics which shows that between November 2007 and April 2008 men aged 20 and older have lost 700,000 jobs while women aged 20 and older have gained 300,000 jobs.

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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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Fortune has a rundown (with picture and bio) of the twelve women CEOs in its Fortune 500, available here.

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Harvard assistant professor Boris Groysberg, who recently presented for the Simmons CGO speaker series, has his research highlighted in last Sunday’s Boston Globe.  His research shows that women star performers at investment firms have a better chance than their male counterparts at transporting their skills to another firm and remaining a star performer.  See this link for the full article.

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Local news as Jane Mendillo, former CIO of Wellesley College, takes on the position as president of Harvard’s endowment management group. See the linked articles from the New York Times and the Boston Globe below.

Boston Globe article

New York Times article

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