75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

Joanne-Price1JoAnn H. Price
Fairview Capital

Price is a member of Fairview’s investment committee and a manager for all of the firm’s sponsored funds. Prior to co-founding Fairview (No. 2 on the BE Private Equity firms list with $2.6 billion in capital under management), Price served as president of the National Association of Investment Cos. in Washington, D.C.

Pryor,-VikkiVikki Pryor
President & CEO
SBLI USA Mutual Life
Insurance Co. Inc.

Since joining the company in 1999, she’s initiated the turnaround of the 70-year-old company. Pryor and her team administered the expansion of SBLI USA, and currently oversee $15.3 billion of insurance in force, more than $1.4 billion in assets, and nearly 300,000 customers across the country.

Mary-Pugh1Mary E. Pugh
President & Chief
Investment Officer
Pugh Capital
Management Inc.

One of the most sought-after advisers in the fixed-income investment arena, Pugh oversees operations for her firm (No. 12 on the BE Asset Managers list with $1.2 billion in assets under management). She chairs the investment committee and manages its flagship core fixed-strategy portfolio.

SYLVIA-RHONE----MotownSylvia Rhone
President, Universal Motown Records, EVP
Universal Records
Universal Music Group

Rhone is responsible for overseeing all aspects of traditional, digital, and strategic marketing; artist development; sales and distribution, radio and video promotions; international affairs; and publicity for the label’s diverse roster of artists. In addition, Rhone is responsible for guiding the overall corporate development and branding of Universal Motown.

Richo_Anna_AmgenAnna Richo
SVP & Chief
Compliance Officer
Amgen Inc.

Richo holds global responsibilities for the biotechnology giant’s compliance and business ethics programs, including all companywide activities related to standards and product development, manufacturing, marketing, and reporting. She also manages Amgen’s privacy program, enterprise records, and information management programs.

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27 Responses to 75 Most Powerful Women In Business

  1. Tammie Higgs says:

    Some of us have been leading the way for years and I want to thank BE for showcasing some of our best. Congrats to all listed and may you have continued success in your endeavors. This is my motivation to keep rising to the top!
    Thank you.

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  3. David Anderson says:

    This magazine is stupid. Would a magazine for all whites be racist???

    • Patricia says:

      this magazine seems stupid for you because you are the target.

    • Michael Littlejohn says:

      David – Is “Men’s Health” sexist as it caters to men? What about “Woman’s Day”? Does “Cat Fancy” discriminate against dog owners? The magazine industry is built on a foundation of catering to unique, and diverse, groups. You are free, my friend, to buy any magazine you wish…. or not.

    • Trevanian says:

      Almost all magazines in America are for the majority of the population (i.e., white people). Just look at who appears on the covers. Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, all cover business issues for their constituency. BUt maybe I should no use such big words – if you don’t understand the need for a trade journal or special interest magazine, a rational explanation would certainly be over your head.

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  5. Patricia says:

    this magazine seems stupid for you because you are not the target.

  6. I have always enjoyed reading about our Outstanding Leaders in your magazine through the last 30+ years. I am always very proud to see so many women in powerful positions. I remember when we weren’t even hired to be a secretary for some of those companies.
    Thank you, Black Enterprise, for continuing to provide a vehicle of hope for all our children.

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  8. samantha samuels says:

    When we respond to people that are ignorant, we lower our standards. We need to educate them if they choose to be educated, if not then leave them to their own ignorants. This magazine is great because it give’s someone like myself hope and encouragement to continue getting my education and persue my dreams.

  9. Jon says:

    Great list and great profiles.
    Keep up the fantastic work BE!

  10. Jon says:

    Very well done Sonia Alleyne!

  11. Solomon Robeson says:

    I have had the pleasure of hearing Julia Brown speak on several occasions, and found her to be one of the sharpest business minds I have encountered in my career.

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  13. shields says:

    I met Ursula Burns in Rochester,ny and she is a pleaure to be around! She is amazing just what
    this world need is change.

  14. Murtaza Kapaasi says:

    The following name is missed in the complete list (http://www.blackenterprise.com/top-75-women) : Ursula M. Burns, CEO, Xerox Corp (here displayed on page 4). (i.e. only 74 name listed there) and also several up-downs in presentation serial numbers.

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  17. kala george says:

    im doing a report about Gwendolyn l. butler and i would love to someone like her some day and that will take hard work.

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