Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The 10 Most Powerful Black Women in 2013: Get the Full List.

Michelle Obama  & Oprah Winfrey made it onto the list of 100 most powerful women in 2013. But who is the 3rd face?
Forbes annual list of the 100 most powerful women in 2013 included 11 black women, amongst whom were some very familiar faces, not-so-familiar faces and our very own Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The top 3 black women on the the list were:
  • Michelle Obama - U.S. first lady at position 4 on the list
  • Oprah Winfrey - Celebrity Media Mogul, at position 13 overall 
  • Ursula Burns - chief executive officer of Xerox Corp at overall position 14

Before we saw this list, we had never heard of Ursual Burns. But after reading her Biography, it turns out she has a very impressive track record. Ursula is a very inspirational role model to young black women the world over.

We've included a complete list of all the 11 black women who made it onto the 100-list with their overall positions below.
  • #4 Michelle Obama - U.S. first lady 
  • #13 Oprah Winfrey - Celebrity Media Mogul
  • #14 Ursula Burns - Chief executive officer of Xerox Corp
  • #17 Beyonce Knowles - Music superstar
  • #44 Rosalind Brewer - President and chief executive of Sam's Club
  • #47 Joyce Banda - The President of Malawi, Dr Joyce Banda
  • #49 Ertharin Cousin - Executive Director of World Food Programme (WPF)
  • #68 Helene Gayle - President and CEO of CARE USA
  • #83 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 
  • #84 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey - President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • #87 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf - Liberian President Ellen Johnson

3 of the 11 women were from Africa while unsurprisingly the rest were African Americans.

Ngozi Okonjo, Joyce Banda & Ellen Johnson, were the 3 most powerful African women in 2013

What about 2014? Who do you think will make it onto the list?
Who do you think should be included in the list in 2014 who did not make it in 2013? 

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