The Power of Color: 9 Women Who Nail It Every Time


CEO, Xerox

As the CEO and chairwoman of Xerox, Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman to run one of the largest publicly traded companies. Burns (No. 14 on the BE Titans: 40 Most Powerful African-Americans in Business list) has been with the company since 1980 when she started as an intern. Today, she’s the driving force behind taking the $22 billion copier and printer company to new heights. Her prowess puts her in political circles as well; Burns is working closely with President Obama to improve science and math education in U.S. public schools.

  • POLISH PICK: Royal Flush. The cherry cola color is versatile, appropriate for the boardroom and client dinner parties. Not too distracting, it hits the mark in adding a sophisticated touch yet calming edge to the occasion. A shade like this lets someone like Burns focus on the more important things (while looking good doing it).

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