Just yesterday, we showcased the trends in Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” for 2012. But there’s another list that might be just as important form Forbes. Take Marissa Mayer, for instance. Today, she’s a household name. We all know her as the newly crowned, and very pregnant CEO of Yahoo! whose job title and belly have made news worldwide (unfairly, we contended in our post “The Ridiculosity of the Marissa Mayer Criticism“). But just two years ago, Marissa Mayer didn’t even make her way onto the 100 Most Powerful Women. She was, however, a “Woman to Watch.”
This year’s “Women to Watch” list is an equally beautiful and powerful buffet of women in politics, business, and entertainment who will be next year’s big names, and potentially make their way onto future lists of the 100 Most Powerful women. You can check out all 12 of these incredible women by clicking her and accessing Forbes’ “Women to Watch 2012.” But for our money, it’s these two women who will launch to the big girls list next year.
- Sara Blakely. In case you didn’t know, we here at Career Girl are obsessed with Ms. Blakely, and were far before she became the “Youngest Ever Female Self-Made Billionaire.” Frankly, we don’t know why she didn’t make the list this year – but she’s definitely a woman to watch for 2013. Her empire just gets bigger and bigger.
- Nikki Haley is the youngest seated governor in the nation, and takes the national stage at this week’s RNC. She might be little known now, but with the political landscape ever changing, it could be she’ll get on top of the party quickly and with vigor this next year.