Top 10: Women of Power

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Ursula Burns Burns climbed the corporate ladder at Xerox Corp., starting as a summer mechanical engineering intern in 1980 and rising to president of the $22 billion company in 2002. In 2009, she was appointed CEO of the printing conglomerate, replacing Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy and making her the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company. Burns covered Black Enterprise’s Feb. 2010 issue and was featured on our list of 75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America and ranking 14 on our list of 40 Titans: The Most Powerful African Americans in Business—and How They Shaped Our World.

Ursula Burns Burns climbed the corporate ladder at Xerox Corp., starting as a summer mechanical…