Black women are WINNING! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Want proof? Well this year 11 Black women made Forbes’ illustrious 2015 ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women‘ list. These women are amazing, dynamic and inspiring. These women are world leaders who dominate industries like politics, business, philanthropy and entertainment. There are some on this list you may know and some you may not. If not, let me introduce them to you. You are very welcome! Here are the eleven Black women that made Forbes 2015 ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women‘ list:
#96 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 24th President of Liberia (Liberia). Read more about President Johnson-Sirleaf here.
#92 Dr. Risa Lavizzo Mourey, President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (United States). Read more about Dr. Risa Lavizzo Mourey here.
#87 Folorunsho Alakija, Business woman (Nigeria). Read more about Folorunsho Alakija here.
#65 Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO of Sam’s Club (United States). Read more about Rosalind Brewer here.
#48 Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwea, Minister of Finance (Nigeria). Read more about Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwea here.
#47 Dr. Ertharin Cousin, the 12th Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, (United States). Read more about Dr. Ertharin Cousin here.
#34 Loretta Lynch, 83rd United States Attorney General (United States). Read more about Loretta Lynch here.
#29 Ursula Burns, Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox (United States). Read more about Ursula Burns here.
#21 Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Entertainer, Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Actress and Producer (United States). Read more about Beyoncé Knowles-Carter here.
#12 Oprah Winfrey: Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Television personality, Actress, Director and Producer (United States). Read more about Oprah Winfrey here.
#10 Michelle Obama, Attorney and First Lady of the United States (United States). Read more about Michelle Obama here.
Aren’t these beautiful, intelligent and very accomplished women inspiring? Guess what? You are too. I can’t wait to see you on this list. For the full list go to www.forbes.com/power-women. Remember, the only limit you have is the one you have placed on yourself. Think and be limitless!
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