American business magazine Forbes is facing major flak for featuring only one woman in its latest top 100 innovators of the world list.
Barbara Rentler, CEO of Ross Stores, was the only woman on a list filled with 99 men, at the 75th spot.
This year’s list is topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, followed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who occupies the third spot. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, takes the fifth spot, while Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was sixth Apple CEO Tim Cook was eighth on the list.
“The researchers ranked these visionaries in a high-powered selection of 100 innovators at top US companies,” Forbes said in the report.
However, having just one female on the list — that too a white woman — wasn’t taken well by people.
No Picture of the Woman, Silhouette Shows Male Figure
In fact, users on the internet also pointed how the magazine didn’t even post a picture of Rentler, the only woman entrant on the list. On top of that, Forbes used a silhouette of a man instead, further throwing netizens into a fit of rage.
Forbes is taking on some heat because they list ONLY ONE female in their America’s top 100 leading innovators and didn’t even post her picture just a silhouette of a man pic.twitter.com/VWVxmw4vkQ— MuvaLondon (@BrownSkinVixen) September 8, 2019
Women MUST innovate to become CEOs! @Forbes ALL F500 female CEOs belong on your list of top 100 innovators. You omit women CEOs. Yet Satya Nadella said women should not ask for a raise and should trust the system. So he apologized. He belongs here? https://t.co/UIyFn9XBLO— Kathleen Delano (@kdelano001) September 9, 2019
after that awful Forbes “top 100 innovators” flop, here’s a thread : https://t.co/lgDOoCZwLC— Jade ? (@jadebev_) September 9, 2019
Just read an interesting @Forbes piece but can’t stomach including it my newsletter after their thunderously stupid Top 100 Innovators list (that included the grand total of one woman). Unfollow. Don’t click. Teach them this bullshit isn’t good enough.— Martin Eriksson at #mtpcon (@bfgmartin) September 7, 2019
Something is wrong with this list...@Forbes has only managed to find 1 women to include in their top 100 #business innovators...— Anna Cochrane (@Anna_Cochrane) September 7, 2019
I’m guessing they didn’t look too hard... ??♀️??♀️ https://t.co/3qqMw359og
Yowzer. @forbes manages to find only 1 woman worthy of a list of the USA’s top 100 innovators and they can’t even be bothered to find a photograph of her. I just typed her name into Google. Literally hundreds of images. Do better @forbes. This is pathetic. https://t.co/dOiFu8xvNN— Gillian Rightford (@grightford) September 8, 2019
(With inputs from Forbes)
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