Who are the Most Powerful People on the Planet?

woman_icecliff copyNot too long ago, Foreign Policy magazine offered its take on the 500 most powerful people on the planet. Who’s missing? Women. This isn’t FP’s fault, of course – and a great op-ed article in the same issue, The Balance of Power by David Rothkopf, pointed out the glaring absence of gender diversity.

Here’s a link to the list, for your edification. The list includes heads of state, chiefs of enterprise, and movers and shakers in government and civil society. It’s exasperating, yet reflective of reality, that just 10% of the list is female.

What shall we do about it, fellow womenablers? Volunteer, contribute, vote, and run for office ourselves for a start. But continue our steep climb into other spheres of influence as well.