Newsweek’s “Women in Power” issue

11 Oct

The October 15th issue of Newsweek features 11 “Women in Power.” While its great to see women on the cover of a serious magazine, I wish that it didn’t always seem that to be really successful in business you should stick to a “women friendly” industry like, food, music, acting. Its a good article, and its always interesting to me to see the perspective of a woman in a leadership role. But can’t they find a more balanced list?

I actually prefer the the Fortune article about the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. It has a greater variety of industries and features women leaders in some very large traditional companies. The Fortune article just makes me feel like women really have broken through the male business world.

Read both and let me know what you think!

**** Addition to my post****

I just read the blog post At IntLawGrrls titled “Newsweek Women and Power, Is that all there is?” and am amazed to see how similar my post is. I guess great minds think alike!

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One Response to “Newsweek’s “Women in Power” issue”

  1. thecomebackgirl October 22, 2007 at 3:07 pm #

    Were you able to get past the cover? There was a mayor, governor, the mother of all bloggers, and religious leaders. I think the food, acting etc sells great papers, but there was a lot of beef in between the pages. I loved the issue.

    Thanks for your comment. I read the article online – where they only focused on the arts and entertainment profiles. I am glad to hear that the print publication delved deeper. I guess my problem is that too often major media wants women to fit into certain roles, even when commending them on business leadership. You can see that with Newsweek’s focus, vs, for instance the Fortune article and cover. – Sabrina

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