Thursday, February 18, 2010


You may have seen her gracing the cover of a few popular magazines recently and she's on the cover of the current Black Enterprise Magazine....Ursula Burns. She is the FIRST, in 2010, the FIRST African American woman to be named Chief Executive Officer of a Fortune 500 company, Xerox.

Ursula Burns' story is one of a hardworking woman who started from the bottom and worked her way up through perserverance and determination. Burns' has had a long tenure at the Xerox Corporation. She started as a Mechanical Engineer intern in 1980, worked for the company after graduation and over the years, has steadily climbed the ladder toward her current position as the first African American Woman to lead a major United States Corporation.

According to the, Burns' has quite the background as well. She is "a graduate of Polytechnic Institute of NYU, holds a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University. She serves on several professional and community boards, including American Express, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, MIT, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the University of Rochester.

More than a corporate "Big Wig" Ursula Burns is also a mom. She has one son and one daughter.

GET IT GIRL!!!!!!!!!!


Darling Nikky said...

educate em girl!
i like whatchu got goin!

Lipglass and Handbags said...

Thank you Nikky!!