50 Most Powerful Women – Fortune Magazine

Fortune magazine stirs my inner conflict. Sometimes I feel empowered, sometimes I feel inadequate but mostly I feel provoked.  The endless lists of this, that and the other is like a soap opera recap.  An opportunity to critique and rally the heroines.  Don’t be distracted by the expected Oprah mention (I’m so over it already).  Shall we?

Christine Gold - Western Union.  Every time I make a phone payment, I’ll think of you! You count the profits.

Ann More – Time Inc.   I checked out your new baby Maghound.  Good job! I think I might try it.

Carol Myrowitz- TJX – Props!  Try putting two Western Unions across the street from each other.  I don’t think so!  Go on with your bad self!

Susan Chambers – WalMart.  I know it’s not your department but can you talk to someone about wider aisles and the lighting, oy!

Abigail Johnson – Fidelity.  Can you say nepotism!

Pamela Nicholson – Enterprise.  Hey Abigail!  She did it without the bloodline!

Cece Sutton – Wachovia.  Isn’t your back killing you, having to carry the whole company like that!  Hang in there!

Claire Babrowski – ToyRUS.   My son calls Target the toy store.  I didn’t even know Radio Shack still existed.  Good luck with that!

Anne Sweeney – Walt Disney.  Finally we come eye to face.  I needed to know who was draining the pockets of tween moms everywhere!  You look good in pink!

Cathie Black – Hearst Magazine.  Wow! 64!  You look great! I’m still partial to Maghound tho.  Sorry!

Most photogenic: It’s a tie – Lisa Weber and Marissa Mayer – congrats!

Obviously the companies listed KNOW that the largest margin of purchasing decisions are made by women.  What better strategy than to put them at the helm.  All comments made with love and affection.  It’s sattire folks, get over it! 

 http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostpowerfulwomen/2008/full_list/