Women’s History Month Spotlight: Ursula Burns


Ursula Burns often referred to as the corporate innovator, is the first African-American woman to hold the position of CEO for a Fortune 500 company. A 30-year veteran of the Xerox Corporation, she held the position of CEO from 2009 through December of 2016. Ursula Burns started her career at Xerox as a summer intern roughly 37 years ago and rose up through the ranks to become the first African American woman to lead one of the nation’s largest publicly traded companies. In 2014, Forbes rated her the 22nd most powerful woman in the world. Burns is also among the founding board directors for “Change the Equation.” Change the Equation is an organization dedicated to improving STEM-based education in the United States. Her efforts in community and education, as well as her pioneering business spirit make her an inspiration to women in business everywhere.

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