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How Powerful Women Shape our World

The Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world is out! Not too many surprises there except that I was expecting a few of the women to rank higher than they did. So I wondered what goes into the selection process and here is what I found as written by Caroline Howard, Forbes staff: “From a preliminary group of over 250 candidates from around the world, we select the 100 most influential women from eight categories or power bases: billionaires, business, celebrity, finance, media, philanthropy and NGOs, politics and technology. To determine the rank within each category, as well as overall rank on the list of 100, we apply four metrics: money, media presence, spheres of influence and impact.” Of course a lot of details go into this rank determination which I will not cover here. What I find interesting is the story behind these women; how did they get here? What did they do in their life that was so different and what does their personal brand say about them? Let’s take a closer look at a politician, a business woman and a celebrity. To keep the mix interesting I will choose women that everyone can identify with.

Read the rest of the article on Executive Women Magazine

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