This morning, the magazine released its highly anticipated list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World, naming Bey as the top “titan,” taking the crown over the likes of Pharrell and Hillary Clinton.
Beyoncé rules on the cover of its 11th annual special edition, where inside, COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg pens a piece that sheds light on what it really means to be a boss. An excerpt reads:
Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one. Today she sits at the head of the boardroom table at Parkwood Entertainment.
In December, she took the world by surprise when she released a new album, complete with videos, and announced it on Facebook and Instagram. Beyoncé shattered music-industry rules — and sales records.
One song includes words by novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much.’ ” Beyoncé has insisted that girls “run the world” and declared, “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.
In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be “Watch me. I’m about to do it.” Then she adds, “You can, too.”
The issue is on stands now, but you can watch Beyoncé talk about her biggest influences in the video below.
PHOTO & VIDEO CREDIT: Time