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BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces Most Powerful Women In Corporate America & Corporate Diversity

Thank you to Black Enterprise for providing this article.

The Executives Will Be Honored During the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BLACK ENTERPRISE President & CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. announced the publication’s list of Most Powerful Women in Corporate America and Corporate Diversity as featured in the magazine’s first quarter 2019 cover story. The final roster was culled from thousands of potential candidates across numerous industries, including the finance, pharmaceutical, and retail sectors. The women selected on the list have authority over budgets totaling billions of dollars and control subsidiaries, divisions, or departments that affect the fiscal health and direction of their respective businesses.

“Our editorial team developed this list to not only celebrate the black female business elite,” said Graves Jr. “but to demonstrate that it requires unparalleled expertise and resilience to break through barriers that female executives continue to face today. Although we honor those featured among our Most Powerful Women in Corporate America—including our cover subjects Debbie Dyson of ADP, Sandra Phillips Rogers of Toyota, and Gloria Boyland of FedEx—we found less than 150 such leaders out of the more than 2.5 million top executives nationwide. Let’s get serious about using our power to provoke change. We must ensure that corporate America will practice true equal opportunity.”

The executives on the list will be recognized during the BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Summit on Saturday, March 2, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Women of Power Summit, the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracts more than 1,400 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. These exceptional women of power have overcome barriers and challenges, proving there is nothing women of color can’t accomplish.

This year, we have decided to also recognize women who are champions of diversity, who set about the task—every day—of ensuring all employees are included in the opportunities generated in this era of record corporate profits and trillion-dollar market values, in the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity list. The 45 women on our list ensure their organizations prioritize the hiring, retention, and advancement of professionals who reflect the country we live in and the diverse consumer market driving the bottom line. They lead the charge on courageous conversations about race in the workplace, cultivate an environment of inclusion and belonging, and hold their fellow senior managers accountable for implementing diversity & inclusion strategies as a business imperative.

The 136 women on our Most Powerful Women in Corporate America list is our largest ever made up of the crème of the crop of black women executives. They have succeeded by leading with performance, deeply understanding their company culture, deftly navigating the corporate landscape, and—above all—wisely wielding their power to determine their own destiny

The complete list of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America and Corporate Diversity listing is available in the first quarter 2019 issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE, currently on digital newsstands.

BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media.

CONTACT: Johann Alleyne-Morris, Phone: 212.886.9598, morrisj@blackenterprise.com, www.blackenterprise.com

Janeane Davis

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