I'm always intrigued, even eager, to see Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women, women like Carol Bartz, the new CEO of Yahoo, #12 on the list -- and Forbes choice for the cover (see below). In compiling the 2009 list, "Forbes looked for women who run countries (e.g. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany -- #1), big companies (e.g. Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo -- #2) or influential nonprofits (Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Chairman of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, #30). Their rankings are a combination of two scores: visibility--by press mentions--and the size of the organization our country these women lead."