Netizens slammed Forbes in strongly-worded posts. "You should be ashamed of yourselves. It's 2019 and America's Most Innovative Leaders is 99 MEN AND ONE WOMAN? Un-bloody-believable," Cindy Gallop tweeted. Several others followed suit.
I read "Firsts" a bit differently. For me, these women are glass-ceiling-breakers; trailblazers paving the way for millions more to follow suit. There is a unique strength, tenacity, perseverance required to do the first time.— Neeraj Mathur (@neeraj) September 8, 2019
I am thankful to each one of them.???????????????????
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Fixed this for you, @Forbes...— Carolyn Thomas (@HeartSisters) September 7, 2019
Here's the photo of Barbara Rentler (the only woman you could find) for your Top 100 Most Innovative Leaders list - but somehow couldn't track down a single photo of... Welcome to 2019. https://t.co/HkgkjB7J6O pic.twitter.com/jra0eTTaWj
So this is kinda random but I just noticed that the three men who created that 99%-dude Forbes list have not been on Twitter since 2016, 2015, and 2014, respectively. And it’s a list about innovation. This makes me blink hard. pic.twitter.com/QWPwJDLf3A— Arlan ???????? (@ArlanWasHere) September 7, 2019
At first I thought maybe they had a men's and women's list....??????? pic.twitter.com/gBNUpH2h5y— Sarah Friar (@thefriley) September 5, 2019
There’s 2 tied for first place, so they don’t have anyone in the 2nd place; ie, it goes from first place to third place.— Democracies only exist if people vote. (@priscilla_nurse) September 6, 2019