Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Forbes has released its Most Influential Women in the Media list. It was nice to see that the majority of the women on this list are extremely intelligent, assertive, and actively involved in politics. Not surprisingly, Oprah took the #1 spot. My favorites on the list? Ellen DeGeneres took #4, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post was #12, Rachel Maddow (swoon) was #15, and the wonderful Campbell Brown of NBC was #24. It's good to see these women being honored for their achievements and contributions.
Undeniably, there is a blatant lack of women of color on the list. But that can be attributed to the fact that there are so few women of color in mainstream media in general. The Forbes list definitely reflects that.