Power is fast becoming a woman's game. Used to be it was exercised by monied men on golf courses and in oak-paneled board rooms. (How dated is that?!) These days, true clout is measured by who you know and, more important, what you do with those contacts. And nobody knows how to network better than we do. Want to spot a real power broker? Start here, with the 2nd-annual New Guard list of the most connected women in America.More
38, FOUNDER, CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, PANDODAILY (@SARAHCUDA)
Three years ago, the former TechCrunch editor raised $2.5 million from Silicon Valley heavies like PayPal's Peter Thiel and Zappos' Tony Hsieh—while on maternity leave—to launch her must-read tech blog. Critics say she's a shill for investors, but love her or hate her, there's no denying her insider status.
31, HOST OF FUSION'S ALICIA MENENDEZ TONIGHT (@ALICIAMENENDEZ)
The former cohost of SiriusXM Cristina Radio's Power Play and host of HuffPost Live, Menendez was tapped last year to anchor her own evening news and politics show on Fusion, the new youth-focused cable partnership between ABC and Univision.
38, MANAGING EDITOR, BLOOMBERG TV/ EDITOR-AT-LARGE, BLOOMBERG NEWS (@SRUHLE)
The Wall Street veteran who logged 14 years at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse now hosts Bloomberg's Market Makers, where she's taking on CNBC's morning business roundup Squawk Box. Claim to fame: so plugged-in, she broke the news of the London Whale, the JPMorgan Chase trader at the center of the bank's mega-loss in 2012.