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Business, Women

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 1, 2007 7:10PM

2007_10_1.women.jpgGood news, women of Illinois: We're in good company! Four of the top ten most powerful women in business are based here (or run companies that are). Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods, comes in at number 5, thanks to acquiring a $7.2 billion "global biscuit business." Pat Woertz, chairman, CEO, and president of Decatur–based agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland, follows her at 6 because she brought in $44 billion in revenue. Number eight is Oprah, and rounding out the pack is Brenda Barnes, chairman and CEO of Sara Lee.

Bad news, women of Illinois: The Sun Times thinks men need advice on what to do when you make more money than your boyfriend. The asinine opinion piece on page 33 today concludes "Instead of sulking or seeking out low-paid women who can make them feel better about themselves, men should remember: Cash is only a means to an end. Young men are still the man, and no amount of money can take away the dignity in that." If you were planning on dating someone because he or she makes less money than you, and this somehow makes you feel better about yourself and therefore attracted to that person, maybe you need a little more work on this "dignity" thing.