These are the 100 most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes.

Among them, the US Secretary of State, the Prime Minister of the Ukraine, the French Minister of Defense, the CEOs of eBay, Xerox and Lucent Technologies. And one of my biggest idols, Oprah Winfrey.

It was Sam who pointed out the list to me, in all bewilderment he said, “Where are all the men? Where is the ‘old boys club’? Did they just decide it was time to quit and leave the running of the world to the women?”

Well, I said, back in the days when men were in charge they left all the dirty work to the women — their wives, their personal assistants, their secretaries. The women learned to do everything from making coffee, taking dictation, sending faxes. They were entrusted with company secrets, they saw first hand (as they stood behind their bosses) how the companies were run, they learned the dynamics of politicking in business. In the days when women were relegated to being staff, they quietly studied everything they could, on the job and in school (juggling wifehood, motherhood and everything else).

And then it came to pass that these women, most of whom who had studied, crawled, fought for what they know, made their way to the top.

The thing is, a lot of men don’t know that women had been running the world for quite some time now. Our great great grandmothers just didn’t have Forbes back then to let the world know the real score.

Women on Top

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4 thoughts on “Women on Top

  1. men should not forget this:
    Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.
    – Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888)
    U.S. novelist.

    hello bambit! nice to read your posts again!

  2. Oprah Winfrey is someone I think who really inspires women…

    I mean, here is a woman who discusses plucking hair from his armpits and other things…but still get managed to be heard! 🙂

    anyway, it’s nice to know that women are now being recognized for their contributions in different fields

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