This December 15, 2010 Hollywood Reporter magazine cover features Anne Sweeney of Disney Corporation as Number 1 among “The Definitive List, Power 100: Women in Entertainment.” Sweeney smiles proudly with her arms crossed in a colorful suit jacket. The Hollywood Reporter is published for both general public audiences as well as industry professionals. This issue identifies one hundred women with significant influence in the entertainment industry. The slug line for the feature article describes these women as “The players who run the billion-dollar businesses, their personal stories and why they matter.”
Why is a list of 100 powerful behind-the-camera women significant enough to be a cover story? Do you think the cover story suggests that women have “made it” in the industry, and that no more progress is needed to eliminate gender disparities?