Crain's New York Business Announces '100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business'

Rachael Ray, Anna Wintour, Randi Weingarten Among Top 100

Sep 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Crain's New York Business

    NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crain's New York Business
 today released its list of the '100 Most Influential Women in NYC
 Business.' The list includes women representing a diverse range of fields,
 from art to advertising, food to finance, and publishing to philanthropy. A
 list of winners, with profiles on each, appears in this week's Crain's New
 York Business.
     "Crain's '100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business' recognizes the
 incredible talent and accomplishments of the business women of New York
 City," said Jill Kaplan, publisher of Crain's New York Business. "These
 remarkable women represent the fabric of New York, a vibrant array of
 industries that make our city unique and opportunistic. We salute our 100
 women for what they have achieved, the gifts they have given back to New
 York and the role models they are for the next generation of women and
 young girls."
     In addition to the 100 Most Influential Women in Business, Crain's has
 also created the Power 25, an elite group of the 25 powerful women who
 wield the most clout in New York business.
     The 'Power 25' are:
     -- Zoe Cruz - Morgan Stanley
     -- Andrea Jung - Avon Products
     -- Cathleen Black - Hearst Magazines
     -- Mary Ann Tighe - CB Richard Ellis
     -- Sallie Krawcheck - Citigroup Global Wealth Management
     -- Shelly Lazarus - Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
     -- Judy McGrath - MTV Networks
     -- Heidi Miller - JP Morgan Chase
     -- Anna Wintour - Vogue
     -- Doreen Toben - Verizon Communications
     -- Ann Moore - Time Inc.
     -- Janet Robinson - The New York Times Co.
     -- Sharon Allen - Deloitte & Touche
     -- Jane Friedman - Harper Collins
     -- Nancy Peretsman - Allen & Co. LLC
     -- Katherine Farley - Tishman Speyer
     -- Jennifer Cunningham - Knickerbocker SKD
     -- Ellen Futter - American Museum of Natural History
     -- Sheila Birnbaum - Skadden Arps
     -- Pam Liebman - Corcoran Group
     -- Randi Weingarten - United Federation of Teachers
     -- Marilyn Jordan Taylor - Skidmore Owings & Merrill
     -- Laura Desmond - StarCom MediaVest
     -- Jane Rosenthal - Tribecca Film Festival
     -- Carol Raphael - Visiting Nurse Service of New York
     Others on Crain's list of the 100 Most Influential Women in NYC
 Business include: talk-show host and cooking celebrity Rachael Ray; theater
 producer Elizabeth McCann; Nina Zagat, co-founder of the Zagat Survey; Jean
 Afterman, assistant general manager of the New York Yankees; Emily
 Rafferty, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Lidia Bastianich, TV
 chef and local restaurateur; Diane von Furstenburg, founder of Diane von
 Furstenburg Studio; Abbe Raven, president of A&E Television Networks; and
 Judith Jamison, artistic director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,
 among others
     For the full list, please visit Crain's New York Business on the web at, or contact Tom Corsillo at 212.889.0808.
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