75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

02BURNS2-LIVEUrsula M. Burns
Xerox Corp.
Burns, the first African American woman to hold the position of CEO at an S&P 100 corporation, is focused on building the company into an indomitable force in the $132 billion business technology market through a combination of acquisition and organic growth. She joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern and has risen consistently through the company’s ranks.

Gwendolyn-L.-ButlerGwendolyn L. Butler
President & COO
Capri Capital
Partners L.L.C.

Butler, one of the first African American female COOs in the commercial real estate investment management sector, has oversight of all investment, finance, and marketing personnel for the asset manager (No. 5 on the BE Asset Managers list with $4.2 billion in assets under management).

Ann-Marie-Campbell-1---Home-DepotAnn-Marie Campbell
President, Southern Division
Home Depot

Campbell’s responsibilities include overseeing the sales and operations of more than 650 stores. Beginning her 20-plus year career with the $71.3 billion home improvements retailer as a cashier, Campbell now leads more than 100,000 associates in 15 states, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Carter,-PamelaPamela L. Carter
President, Cummins Filtration
Cummins Inc.

Appointed president in 2005, Carter, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, is the first woman to serve as president of a major filtration company. Cummins’ various business units design, manufacture, distribute, and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions, and electrical power generation systems.

SusanChapmanSusan E. Chapman
Global Head of Operations
& Strategy, Citigroup
Corporate Realty Services

Chapman runs CRS’ operations including mergers and acquisitions, retail branch development, real estate administration, strategic projects, and global business relationship management for one of the largest corporate portfolios. She also co-leads real estate strategy around Citi’s $50 billion commitment to climate change.

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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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