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

#69 Ertharin Cousin

The twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme started her career within social services, and even entered the world of politics, serving as White House Liaison for the Clinton Administration in 1994.

Today, Ertharin Cousin leads the day-to-day business affairs of the world’s largest humanitarian agency; fighting hunger in Africa, The Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

(Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Newscom)

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