If you were one of the highest paid entertainers of the year, how would you feel about having your face on the cover of Forbes for all the world to see? Though it may sound surprising, apparently women tend to shy away from this type of press coverage – so says Katy Perry. The Roar singer and face on the cover of this month’s Forbes wants to send the message that it’s okay for women to be the boss…really!
People reports about the latest cover of Forbes highlighting the”Highest-Paid Superstars” of 2015 and Perry’s message to women in leadership positions. Perry explained on her Instagram saying, “Before accepting the offer to be on the cover of Forbes, I was told that a lot of women have previously shied away from doing it. I wondered if it was because they thought socially it would look like they were flaunting or bragging or it wasn't a humble decision.”
Perry believes there is a difference between being modest and being proud of her own accomplishments. She went on to say, “Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized. Hopefully this cover can be an inspiration to women out there that it's okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss.”
No one would argue that the pop star is not working hard as she recently ended her Prismatic World Tour putting on a whopping 126 shows. During her tour the singer grossed over $2 million per city and $20 a head in merchandise sales. Forbes estimates that she earned $135 million last year and is ranked number 3 out of 100 top entertainers of 2015.
What do you think of Katy Perry’s latest Forbes cover?
Do you think she is sending an inspirational message to women?