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10 Black Women Who Are Leading the Way in Business

Tania Khadder | AdminSecret

February 02, 2010


Dr. Marsha Butler, Colgate-Palmolive

2) Marsha E. Butler, VP Global Professional Relations and Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive

Playing the corporate game wasn’t always in the cards for Dr. Butler. But one day, she decided to take a chance.

She left her successful private practice to join Colgate as the Associate Director of their Minority Health Improvement Program. And she made quite an impact—Dr. Butler turned a national program into a global campaign, improving the oral health of 50 million children every year.

Her passion and know-how haven’t just served Dr. Butler professionally, they’ve also made a difference in the lives of millions.


Christina Norman, OWN

3) Christina Norman, CEO, The Oprah Winfrey Network

This isn’t the first time Christina Norman has held a top spot at a cable TV network. Before being named CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), she was President at MTV, overseeing all aspects of the network’s creative programming and leading it to a 19-year high in viewership. Talk about a media maven!

Advertising Age magazine thought so anyway, which is why they profiled her in their Media Mavens issue. She also made Ebony magazine’s list of “Top Ten African American Women in Television.”


Dolores Morris, HBO

4) Dolores Morris, VP, HBO

Speaking of television moguls, Staten Island native Dolores Morris is a five-time Emmy award winner. At HBO, she oversees all of the network’s family and documentary programming.

Before joining the network, Morris was VP of program development at the Children’s television network. And in the 80s, she worked on after school specials at ABC where she and her team raked in one Daytime Emmy after another.

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