75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

Bernice-Clark-formal-pixBernice Clark
SVP, Merchandise Marketing
Macy’s Inc.

Clark is responsible for marketing and merchandise for seasonal branding efforts as well as fashion, beauty, and home marketing across all media including TV, radio, direct mail, newspaper, magazine, online, and outdoor.

Nelda-Connors---TycoNelda J. Connors
President,
Tyco Electrical & Metal Products
Tyco International

Connors leads a $1.4 billion global unit of Tyco, which manufactures galvanized steel tube, piping, conduits, and other materials for electrical, mechanical, and industrial applications.

Cooper,-EdithEdith Cooper
Managing Director & Global Head of Human Capital Management
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Named partner in 2000, Cooper, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, oversees all functions related to staffing, including company efforts in recruiting, development, promotion, and retention. Cooper serves on the firm’s management committee and is vice chairwoman of the partnership committees.

laverne-h.-councilLaVerne H. Council
Corporate Vice
President & Chief
Information Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Council is responsible for management of information technology and related systems for Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide enterprise, which includes more than 250 operating companies and 3,500 information technology employees—all on an annual budget of $1.9 billion.

Gladys-DeClouetGladys DeClouet
SVP, North America Company Operations,
Burger King Corp.

DeClouet, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, is responsible for all operations and profitability of the U.S. and Canadian company-owned restaurants. The global executive also oversees ongoing strategic re-imaging efforts intended to increase restaurant traffic and drive sales.

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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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