Monday, October 11, 2010

In the seat of power and shaking things up

From The Washington Post-

The 50 most powerful

women in business

1. Indra Nooyi, chairman of PepsiCo

2. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft

3. Patricia Woertz, chairman of Archers Daniels Midland

4. Angela Braly, chairman of WellPoint

5. Andrea Jung, chairman of Avon

6. Oprah Winfrey, chairman of Harpo and OWN

7. Ellen Kullman, chairman of DuPont

8. Ginni Rometty, senior vice president at IBM

9. Ursula Burns, chairman of Xerox

10. Carol Bartz, president of Yahoo

"Powerful women."

It's a phrase that's threaded its way through the national news quilt this week. Fortune's Most Powerful Women summit brought to the District 400 women working at the highest echelons of the private and public sector. Meanwhile, a GAO report and new census data revived discussions about the pay gap and the increasing number of female managers. Here is a collage of numbers, voices and rankings that have dotted this week's leadership dialogue.


Katharine Jefferts Schori (Presiding bishop, Episcopal Church)

As a church in a rapidly evolving society, we have to be more nimble. . . . We benefit a great deal in the church from deadlines and benchmarks. When you think in an eternal time frame, the church is not good at doing that. . . . If we don't measure things or look at the calendar, we have a tendency to let things slide and say, 'Tomorrow is soon enough,' or, 'Eternity is soon enough.' It's not. It's not. We've got work to do in this life."

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