Wait… Just 1 woman on this list of 100 most innovative leaders? You’ve got this wrong Forbes.
It looks like just a shallow dig shows the methodology is shady and quadruples down on perception based measurements, the data set is bias, and the researchers have a self interest in creating an association between these big companies and the word innovation.
Worst of all the Editor of Forbes (horribly tone deaf) wrote an article addressing why women didn’t make the list and blamed the “pool” of corporate female leaders in America - ok but 1 female?! #pipelineproblem - gross! Then turns bias on it’s head and essentially says, what do you want US to change our metrics and pool to derive an outcome of more female leaders on the list. Ummm not a bad idea considering your metrics are subjective in the first place.
This list measures how well their PR teams can get them in Forbes. The measure is derived from four factors “that we believe represent important qualities of an innovative leader. They are the leader’s (1) media reputation for innovation, (2) social connections/social capital related to innovation, (3) track record of market value creation at the company they lead, and (4) investor expectations of future growth and innovation at their firm, as represented by the company’s innovation premium”
How might we get the message that this is not acceptable content and a bias measurement of an innovative leader?? While I don’t see Forbes as an authority on innovation, this is not acceptable. Would be great to hear from this community on how we turn this into an opportunity for Forbes to look at the bias in their bogus lists.