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10 Black Women Who Are Leading the Way in Business

Tania Khadder | AdminSecret

February 02, 2010

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Teresa Wynn Roseborough, MetLife

7) Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Chief Litigation Counsel, MetLife

Talk about a killer resume. Ms. Roseborough started out as an associate at the law firm Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. She left the firm temporarily, but rejoined in 1996 as partner.

A specialist in constitutional law, Roseborough has argued numerous issues in state and federal courts and in the US Supreme Court. She was also one of the principal attorney’s for Al Gore’s 2000 election. In 2003, American Lawyer magazine voted one of the forty-five highest performing members under forty-five.

8) Melissa James, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Melissa James is a brave, brave woman—you’d have to be to take responsibility for over $50 billion dollars in loan commitments for one of the world’s largest financial services firms. She’s determines whether or not Morgan Stanley should loan millions of dollars in capital to clients, and then once a decision has been made, she structures those transactions.

She joined the firm as a financial analyst in 1985, then rejoined as an associate after completing her MBA at Harvard in 1989. Oh, and her BA is from Yale. Black Enterprise Magazine named her one of the “Top 50 African Americans on Wall Street,” and “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”

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