75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

Rosalind-Brewer---WalmartRosalind G. Brewer
Division President
Southeast Operations
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Brewer was promoted to her post in 2007 and is currently responsible for managing sales and operation plans, including strategic growth opportunities for 800 stores and 250,000 associates.

Julia_Brown-PHOTOJulia Brown
Kraft Foods

With responsibilities that include the global procurement of all goods and services for the $42 billion food and beverage company, Brown oversees the supply chain for dozens of household brands, including Oscar Mayer, Crystal Light, Jell-O, Maxwell House, Nabisco, Oreo, and Kool-Aid.

GlynisBryan_012809Glynis A. Bryan
Insight Enterprises Inc.

Bryan, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, manages financial strategy for the $4.8 billion global information technology hardware, software, and services company. Previously, she served as CFO at APL Logistics.

Janice-Bryant-HowroydJanice Bryant Howroyd
Founder & CEO
Act-1 Group

Bryant Howroyd oversees operations of her firm (No.5 on the BE Industrial/Service Companies list with $735 million in revenues), which for more than 25 years has provided staffing, human resources, and management solutions to top 500 companies in entertainment, technology, fashion, and the biotech industry. The company operates branches throughout the U.S., and serves clients worldwide.

TeresaBryceTeresa Bryce
Radian Guaranty Inc.

Bryce leads the mortgage insurance unit of the $1.8 billion company. A mortgage banking expert and former general counsel, she assumed her position in 2008 to develop strategies to reduce customer foreclosures and increase stock performance.

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  • Tammie Higgs

    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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  • David Anderson

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

    • Patricia

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

      • http://www.cityglobalevents.com cameka smith

        There is magazine called Entrepreneur and it’s graced with plenty of white people. Is that racist? You don’t like it don’t read it…America the land of the free.

    • Michael Littlejohn

      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

      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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  • Patricia

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

  • http://blackenterprise.com Yvette Sledge

    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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  • samantha samuels

    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.

  • http://www.NextBigThings.ORG Jon

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

  • http://www.NextBigThings.ORG Jon

    Very well done Sonia Alleyne!

  • Solomon Robeson

    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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  • shields

    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.

  • Murtaza Kapaasi

    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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  • kala george

    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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