31 August 2009

Forbes Magazine World's Most Powerful Women

Oprah Winfrey is higher than Queen Elizabeth
Michelle Obama is higher than Oprah Winfrey
Nancy Gates is higher than Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle Obama


1 Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany
2 Sheila Bair Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. U.S.
3 Indra Nooyi Chief executive, PepsiCo U.S.
4 Cynthia Carroll Chief executive, Anglo American U.K.
5 Ho Ching Chief executive, Temasek Singapore
6 Irene Rosenfeld Chief executive, Kraft Foods U.S.
7 Ellen Kullman Chief executive, DuPont U.S.
8 Angela Braly Chief executive, WellPoint U.S.
9 Anne Lauvergeon Chief executive, Areva France
10 Lynn Elsenhans Chief executive, Sunoco U.S.
11 Cristina Fernandez President Argentina
12 Carol Bartz Chief executive, Yahoo U.S.
13 Sonia Gandhi President, Indian National Congress Party India
14 Ursula Burns Chief executive, Xerox Corp. U.S.
15 Anne Mulcahy Chairman, Xerox Corp. U.S.
16 Safra Catz President, Oracle U.S.
17 Christine Lagarde Minister of Economy, Finance & Employment France
18 Gail Kelly Chief executive, Westpac Australia
19 Marjorie Scardino Chief executive, Pearson Plc. U.K.
20 Chanda Kochhar Chief executive, ICICI Bank India
21 Mary Sammons Chief executive, Rite Aid Corp. U.S.
22 Michelle Bachelet President Chile
23 Paula Reynolds Chief restructuring officer, AIG U.S.
24 Carol Meyrowitz Chief executive, TJX Companies U.S.
25 Andrea Jung Chief executive, Avon U.S.
26 Patricia Woertz Chief executive, Archer Daniels Midland U.S.
27 Guler Sabanci Chairman, Sabanci Holding Turkey
28 Barbara Desoer President, Bank of America Home Loans & Insurance U.S.
29 Brenda Barnes Chief executive, Sara Lee Corp. U.S.
30 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Chief executive, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation U.S.
31 Ann Livermore Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard U.S.
32 Cathie Lesjak Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard U.S.
33 Marina Berlusconi Chairman, Fininvest Group Italy
34 Melinda Gates Co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation U.S.
35 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, House of Representatives U.S.
36 Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State U.S.
37 Jane Mendillo Chief executive, Harvard Management Co. U.S.
38 Margaret Chan Director-general, World Health Org. Switzerland
39 Susan Chambers Executive vice president, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores U.S.
40 Michelle Obama First Lady U.S.
41 Oprah Winfrey Chairman, Harpo U.S.
42 Queen Elizabeth II Queen U.K.
43 Nancy McKinstry Chief executive, Wolters Kluwer Netherlands
44 Gloria Arroyo President Philippines
45 Ana Patricia Botin Executive Chairman, Banesto Spain
46 Ann Veneman Executive Director, UNICEF U.S.
47 Yulia Tymoshenko Prime minister Ukraine
48 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice U.S.
49 Janet Robinson Chief executive, The New York Times Co. U.S.
50 Dominique Senequier Chief executive, AXA Private Equity France
51 Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security U.S.
52 Anne Sweeney Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks U.S.
53 Neelie Kroes Commissioner for Competition, European Union Netherlands
54 Gail Boudreaux President, UnitedHealthcare U.S.
55 Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice U.S.
56 Mary Schapiro Chairman Securities & Exchange Commission U.S.
57 Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of Health & Human Services U.S.
58 Ellen Alemany Chief executive, RBS Americas and Citizens Financial Group U.S.
59 Susan Ivey Chief executive, Reynolds American U.S.
60 Amy Pascal Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment U.S.
61 Helen Clark Chairman, United Nations Development Group New Zealand
62 Judy McGrath Chief executive, MTV Networks U.S.
63 Stacey Snider Chief Executive, DreamWorks Studios U.S.
64 Navanethem Pillay High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations South Africa
65 Janet Clark Chief financial officer, Marathon Oil U.S.
66 Sherilyn McCoy Worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson U.S.
67 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President Liberia
68 Tarja Halonen President Finland
69 Mary McAleese President Ireland
70 Virginia Rometty Senior vice president, IBM U.S.
71 Angela Ahrendts Chief executive, Burberry Group Plc. U.K.
72 Sri Indrawati Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance Indonesia
73 Terri Dial Chief executive, North America Consumer Banking, Citigroup U.S.
74 Deirdre Connelly President, North American Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline U.S.
75 Johanna Sigurdardottir Prime minister Iceland
76 Queen Rania Queen Jordan
77 Christina Gold Chief executive, Western Union U.S.
78 Colleen Goggins Worldwide chairman, Consumer Group, Johnson & Johnson U.S.
79 Hasina Wajed Prime minister Bangladesh
80 Hyun Jeong-eun Chairman, Hyundai Group South Korea
81 Amy Schulman Senior vice president, Pfizer U.S.
82 Penny Pritzker Chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt U.S.
83 Drew Faust President, Harvard University U.S.
84 Melanie Healey Group president, Feminine & Health Care, Procter & Gamble U.S.
85 Elizabeth Smith President, Avon U.S.
86 Deb Henretta Group president, Asia, Procter & Gamble Singapore
87 Ann Moore Chief executive, Time Inc. U.S.
88 Sallie Krawcheck Chief executive global wealth management, Bank of America U.S.
89 Pamela Nicholson President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car U.S.
90 Janice Fields Chief operating officer, McDonald's USA U.S.
91 Stephanie Burns Chief executive, Dow Corning U.S.
92 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairman, Biocon India
93 Eva Cheng Executive vice president, Amway Greater China & Southeast Asia Hong Kong
94 Efrat Peled Chief executive, Arison Investments Israel
95 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Minister of the Economy United Arab Emirates
96 Charlene Begley Chief executive, GE Enterprise Solutions U.S.
97 Mindy Grossman Chief executive, HSN, Inc. U.S.
98 Sharon Allen Chairman, Deloitte LLP U.S.
99 Heidi Miller Chief executive, Treasury & Securities Services, JPMorgan Chase U.S.
100 Mary Callahan Erdoes Chairman, JPMorgan Global Wealth Management U.S.

12 August 2009

Video Luv: Natural Runner

I've been trying to get into running for a while now. I've bought the fancy shoes. I've gotten the snug, shorter pants. I've set my alarm clock an hour earlier than normal. The only thing I'm missing is the "push."

You know the push. It's the final thing that persuades you, "Yes, I know the bed is toasty warm, or that movie and cup of hot chocolate is ready, but instead I'll go out and run until I'm sweaty and sore."

Pain is something I handle pretty well. I believe I have a reasonably high threshold for pain. Still, I don't go out of my way to cause myself pain, so exercise has never appealed to me.

I'm not sure exactly how to get that final drive to get running. The motivation to look better is not enough to make my body ache. I'm vain, but I'm not quite that vain. The goal to feel better is a strong drive, but isn't quite enough for me.

I saw this and thought that it might be enough of a push. Enjoy!

05 August 2009

Shopping Luv: Southgate Shopping Centre

When it was announced that Southgate was getting an expansion and a facelift, I was stoked. It could do with a facelift, and LRT extension will help revitalize the area and make it more accessible. But since I now work in Sherwood Park and live in Mill Woods, I only get out to the mall every month or so to play at MAC. I didn't really pay much attention to what new outlets were moving into Southgate.

I've noticed the marketing campaign around the city along with everyone else. I was excited to find out what it was, and when I found out it was the Southgate reopening I was more excited than some people.

I have preferred Southgate ever since I came to Edmonton for university. Even after I chose to stay here, it became my favourite mall. My first three years out of university I worked at West Edmonton Mall, and I enjoyed the atmosphere at the world's largest indoor mall. I think it was how I imagined New York City is: loud, active and busy at all hours of the day.

But I always liked Southgate more. Even though WEM managed to house so many high-end retail stores, I preferred the cool, relaxed atmosphere at Southgate. The mall is so bright and sunny, as though the skylights let in extra light. Southgate also scored the first MAC outlet in Edmonton, and that pretty much solidified its place in my heart.

Earlier this week I booked an appointment at Blu's in Southgate to get some trousers hemmed. I new the mall reopening was today, so I planned to look around and see what was new. I wandered through the newly constructed wing and saw familiar black and white stripes...

Well, bust my buttons - there's a Sephora! No more travelling to the west end of the city for my glam purchases! MAC and Sephora, finally closer to home. What a cost savings in fuel and time! :) Naturally, I had to grab a few items...

By coincidence, I just ran out of moisturizer. I've been using Sweetie's Infinite Aloe, but I've been dying to try Philosophy's Hope In a Jar - 2 oz (CDN$49) after a cousin told me how much she loves it. Gee, what an opportunity!

I finally picked up the Shu Uemura Lash Curler (CDN$19) to see if it's really better than my trusty Life Brand set from Shoppers Drug Mart.

I picked up the Tweezerman Folding Clipper (CDN$10) for Sweetie, who took one look at it and said, "I don't think I'll never use it." Fine by me, that makes me less over budget!

Time for some Too Faced Shadow Insurance (CDN$17) to battle my oily eyelids. I've read so many rave reviews about this eye primer that I just couldn't resist.

I've been wanting a thin eyeliner brush and a pencil brush, so I had to try the Sephora Double-Ended Winged Brush (CDN$18) and hopefully get a two-for one. The bristles are very soft, so we'll see how it applies and holds up.

The best part was that I had enough Sephora points to get a free sample of Benefit BAD Gal Blue mascara, another item on my WANT list.

Quite a haul and a great way to end my day!