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10 Black Women Who Are Leading the Way in Business

Tania Khadder | AdminSecret

February 02, 2010

In honor of Black History Month, AdminSecret presents ten African American women who are leading the way in business.

From CEOs and VPs to philanthropists and mentors, these executives have made it to the top of their fields, challenging stereotypes and forging the path for generations to come.

They’re an inspiration, not just to the black community, but to everyone.


Ursula Burns, Xerox

1) Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox

Ursula Burns grew up in a New York housing project. Now, she’s on Forbes magazine’s list of America’s most powerful women. How did she get to the top? With a solid education, hard work, and perseverance.

Burns started at Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern and climbed the career ladder over three decades. By 2000, she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Services.

And in 2009, she made history at Xerox, becoming their first African American CEO.

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