75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

Lori_Fouche---Firemans-FundLori Dickerson Fouché
President, Commercial
Insurance Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.

Dickerson Fouché, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, leads the company’s commercial insurance business, an operating unit consisting of $2.4 billion in insurance premiums and 650 employees. She is responsible for the profit and growth of the business and leads underwriting, product management, sales and marketing, finance, and operations.

Esi-Eggleston-Bracey-P&GEsi Eggleston Bracey
Global Cosmetics Innovation,
Branding and Operations
Procter & Gamble

With more than 1,000 people under her leadership, Eggleston Bracey is responsible for P&G’s CoverGirl and Max Factor brands globally. Both represent more than $2 billion in retail sales. During her tenure with the company, which began in 1991, Bracey made history as one of the youngest to be appointed general manager.

Amy-Ellis-SimonAmy Ellis-Simon
Managing Director, head of middle market & multi-product sales
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

In overseeing the multiproduct sales team, Ellis-Simon leads a group that serves as a single point of contact across the spectrum of debt and equity products, including convertibles, equities, equity derivatives, credit, and credit derivatives. Her current leadership spans 10 U.S. locations as she drives the institutional sales force.

06WP-Felicia-Fields1aFelicia J. Fields
Group Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Ford Motor Co.

Appointed to the position in March 2008, Fields leads the global human resources and corporate services functions. With the company since 1986, her previous positions include vice president for human resources and executive director of human resources, automotive operations, and corporate staffs. Her recognitions include 2009 HR Executive of the Year by the American Society of Employers.

Vicki-Fuller,-picture-#1Vicki L. Fuller
SVP & Director
Public Funds Group
AllianceBernstein L.P.

Working within a firm with approximately $498 billion in assets under management, Fuller is responsible for market and business development, product advocacy, and client services for state and local government clients totaling nearly $100 billion. She is an active supporter of the Toigo Foundation, an organization that assists M.B.A. graduates of color in pursuing careers on Wall Street.

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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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