Successful Black Businesswomen

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Debra Lee

Born: August 8, 1954, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Position: Chairman and CEO Emeritus; Company: BET Holdings, Inc.; Industry: Media; Country:…

Debra Y. Carrington

Position: Chairman, CEO, Co-Founder; Company: TurnerPatterson, LLC; Industry: Advertising & Marketing; Residence: United States; Nationality:…

Company: NHI Nursing & Home Health Care Inc. Position: CEO/President Industry: Services Country: Canada

Company: General Motors Position: Director Battery Systems Engineering Industry: Automotive Country: United States

Position: President & Co-Founder Company: Jones & Jones Productions Ltd. Industry: Entertainment Country: Canada

Born: June 16, 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana Company: Johnson Publishing Company, Position: CEO, Industry: Media, Publishing, Country: United…

Position: Founder; Company: SECURICO Security Services; Industry: Security Services; Country: Zimbabwe

Born: 1956, Springs, Gauteng, South Africa; Died: January 9, 2021; Company: Peotona Group Holdings Ltd. Position: CEO; Industry: Investment Firm;…

Position: Executive Vice President, Global Operations Company: State Street Corporation, Industry: Financial Services, Country: Canada

Born: c. 1965, Montreal, Québec; Position: President; Company: PhemPhat Entertainment Group; Industry: Media; Country: Canada

Edith Cooper

Born: c. 1961; Occupation: Businesswoman; Position: co-founder; Company: Medley; Industry: Social Media; Residence: United States; …

Company: Aetna Inc. Position: Retired Senior Vice President, Human Resources Industry: Health Care Country: United States

Elise Smith, is the CEO and Co-Founder, Praxis Labs.

Occupation: Businesswoman; Position: CEO and Co-Founder; Company: Praxis Labs; Industry: Education; Residence: United States; Nationality:…

Born: February 18, 1941 Company: United Bank of Philadelphia Position: Founder Industry: Financial Services Country: United States

Company: The RLJ Companies, Position: Senior Vice President & Controller, Industry: Holding Companies, Country: United States

Ethiopia Habtemariam

Born: September 24, 1979, Berkeley, California; Position: Chairman and CEO of Motown Records; Company: Universal Music Group; Industry: Media; …

Company: Dudley Products, Inc. Position: Co-Founder, CFO Industry: Cosmetics Country: United States

Company: MV Transportation, Inc. Position: Founder and Director Industry: Transportation Services Country: United States

Folorunsho Alakija

Born: 1951, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria; Occupation: Businesswoman; Position: Executive Vice Chairman; Company: Famfa Oil Limited; Industry: Oil…

Funke Opeke

Born: c. 1961, Ibadan, Oyo state; Occupation: Businesswoman; Position: founder and CEO; Company: MainOne; Industry: Internet Infrastructure; …