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Forbes: The World's Most Powerful Black Women Business Leaders 2012

#17 Ursula Burns

In 1980, she was a summer mechanical engineering intern at the Xerox Corporation. In 2009, Burns became its chief executive—making her the first black woman to run a major U.S. corporation. In 2011, Fortune ranked her #8 on its 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list.

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