Who's on Top?
By featuring John Oliver on its “35 Most Powerful People” cover, today’s Hollywood Reporter has broken a trend. Previously, power lists that were short on women seemed to compensate by putting one on the cover. See: Business Insider’s “Tech Power List: ”100 people, 14 women, lead image: Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn Rusli; Fortune’s “40 Under 40 in Business:" 16 women, cover image: Birchbox Creator Katia Beauchamp; Business Insider’s “The 27 Most Impressive Students at Harvard Business:”10 women, cover image: Stephanie Frias and Shereen Khanuja; and Vanity Fair’s “The New Establishment List:” 50 people, 7 women, cover image: Lady Gaga. The Hollywood Reporter cover may be one small step forward for transparency but it would be a giant leap to actually start including more women.