Tisch Fund, NY Community Trust, Bloomberg & United Way of NYC Leaders Named Among the Most Powerful Women of 2017
Is power the same as money? As influence? To arrive at our biennial ranking of the city’s most powerful businesswomen, we chose a more nuanced approach. Rather than measuring just Twitter followers or net worth, Crain’s focused on the mix of hard and soft power that drives an economy, fuels jobs and keeps the most vibrant yet complex city in the nation humming.
Our process involved both art and science. For starters, our editors whittled down the list to more than 100 contenders whom we identified through our extensive network of industry sources. Then we evaluated the candidates using three basic criteria: the financial size of their organization, their rank within their company and the specific impact they’ve had on New York City through their professional and personal endeavors. We used those results to determine the rankings. . .