75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

Sheryl-Adkins-GreenSheryl Adkins-Green
Global Vice President, Brand Development
Mary Kay Inc.

Adkins-Green is responsible for leading global product strategy including product positioning, packaging, product education, and pricing for the $2.6 billion cosmetics giant. She manages product and packaging innovation for the Mary Kay skin care, color cosmetics, body care, and fragrance portfolios of products, currently sold in more than 35 global markets.

Claire-Babineaux-Fontenot---WalmartClaire Babineaux-Fontenot
SVP & Chief Tax Officer
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Babineaux-Fontenot, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, oversees global tax administration and compliance issues for Wal-Mart in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, China, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, she served as partner-in-charge of the law firm Adams & Reese.

carol-baldwin-moodyCarol Baldwin Moody
SVP & Chief Compliance Officer
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

In her current position, Baldwin Moody is charged with evaluating all compliance issues, adhering to regulatory agency rules, and ensuring that all corporate policies, procedures, and standards of conduct are followed. Prior to joining Nationwide, she served as the chief compliance officer for TIAA-CREF, ensuring that all the company’s mutual fund products met regulatory requirements.

Ingrid-BecklesIngrid Beckles
Default Asset Management

Freddie Mac
Beckles leads an area responsible for developing and implementing loss mitigation and foreclosure strategies, and policies, procedures, and technologies that enable Freddie Mac to mitigate and manage credit losses as the company serves its mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the housing market. Beckles has oversight and leadership responsibilities in nonperforming loan servicing, REO/property disposition, default, fees and claims, and collateral enhancement operations.

Boles-Donna---BectonDonna M. Boles
Human Resources
BD (formerly known as Becton, Dickinson, & Co.)

Boles is responsible for the $7.2 billion global medical technology company’s worldwide human resources activities, reporting to BD’s chairman, president, and CEO. She is also a member of the BD leadership team and the development committee.

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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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