Forbes has released its annual “Most Powerful Women” list, and we are so proud of the many women of color who made the cut.
Well-known ladies like Michelle Obama (#4), Oprah Winfrey (#13), and Beyonce (#17) were included.
Additionally, the list includes notable women from around the world, including Malawi president Joyce Banda, Liberia president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and World Food Programme executive director Ertharin Cousin.
From Black Enterprise:
All of these women have made notable achievements and strides in their respective industries, paving their own lanes while faces major challenges. Several are the first of color to hold such prestigious posts and have been able to take their organizations, countries and companies to the next level. Take note: Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. Lavizzo-Mourey is the first woman and the first African-American to head the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which has an endowment of more than $7 billion and distributes more than $400 million a year. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa, and Joyce Banda is Malawi’s first female president. And of course, last but not least, Obama serves as an inspiration to all young women of color as the premier First Lady of color in the White House, and Winfrey, the first black female billionaire in history.
Congratulations to all of these incredible and inspirational women!
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