Linda McMahon, erstwhile CEO of WWE and candidate for the U.S. Senate, has been tapped as a “Power Woman” by Moves Magazine. Other recipients of the magazine’s “Power Woman” distinction for 2013 include actresses Brooke Shields and Kate Baldwin, TV hosts Padma Lakshmi and Samantha Brown, journalists Robin Meade and Catherine Crier, author Jodi Picoult, activist Trudie Styler, political strategist Donna Brazile, and retired four-star Gen. Ann Dunwoody.
McMahon received the award at a reception recently held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
“I believe we need more women in leadership – in corporate boardrooms, in government, in the community,” McMahon said at the event, according to a press release. “We need our voices to be heard, and we need to ensure all voices – whether they agree with us or not – are welcome in the conversation.”
McMahon resigned her post as CEO of WWE in 2009 when she decided to run for the U.S. Senate and served as the Republican nominee for Connecticut in both the 2010 and 2012 elections.
McMahon has led some of WWE’s outreach programs, including Get R.E.A.L., an educational and literacy program. She serves on the boards of Sacred Heart University of Fairfield,; the Close Up Foundation in Washington, DC; and American Corporate Partners in New York. She was also appointed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s National Advisory Council in 2005.