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Fortune has named the 50 most powerful women in business and they are incredibly inspiring

From tech CEOs to big time beauty names, these are the business women to look up to this year

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You would be forgiven for thinking that 2017 has been a bleak year for women in business, with sad revelations about the realities of the gender pay gap and sexual harassment emerging each week.

Thankfully there’s some good news – for the 20th year running Fortune has released their 2017 list, ranking the 50 most powerful businesswomen – and just looking at the list is getting us empowered.

From the CEOs of Pepsi and Facebook to the COO of Facebook and the President of Hershey, these influential women cover all spectrums, with Reese Witherspoon just falling short of a mention, ranking 51st for the launch of her Emmy award winning production company, Pacific Standard, and her lifestyle brand, Draper James.

These 50 women prove that when it comes to business, women are right there at the forefront, so if you’re feeling disempowered, give this a read…

1. Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors
2. Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
3. Marillyn Hewson
Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
4. Abigail Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
5. Sheryl Sandberg
COO, Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg. Credit: Rex

6. Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM
7. Meg Whitman
CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
8. Safra Catz
Co-CEO, Oracle
9. Phebe Novakovic
Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
10. Ruth Porat
SVP and CFO, Alphabet

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Indra Nooyi. Credit: Rex

11. Lynn Good
Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
12. Helena Foulkes
President, CVS/Pharmacy
13. Angela Ahrendts
SVP, Retail, Apple
14. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube
15. Tricia Griffith
President and CEO, Progressive

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Angela Ahrendts. Credit: Rex

16. Cathy Engelbert
CEO, Deloitte
17. Pam Nicholson
President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings
18. Ann Marie Campbell
EVP, U.S. Stores, Home Depot
19. Geisha Williams
CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
20. Debra Reed
Chairman, President and CEO, Sempra Energy

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Mary Barra. Credit: Rex

21. Karen Lynch
President, Aetna
22. Sandra Peterson
Group Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson
23. Heather Bresch
CEO, Mylan
24. Marianne Lake
CFO, JPMorgan Chase
25. Margaret Keane
President and CEO, Synchrony Financial

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Sandra Peterson. Credit: Rex

26. Amy Hood
EVP and CFO, Microsoft
27. Mary Callahan Erdoes
CEO, JPM Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase
28. Judith McKenna
EVP and COO, Walmart
29. Barbara Rentler
CEO, Ross Stores
30. Leanne Caret
President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

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Mary Callahan Erdoes. Credit: Rex

31. Denise Morrison
President and CEO, Campbell Soup
32. Vicki Hollub
President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum
33. Shari Ballard
Senior EVP and President of Multichannel Retail, Best Buy
34. Debra Crew
President and CEO, Reynolds American, British American Tobacco
35. Kathleen Murphy
President, Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments

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Denise Morrison. Credit: Rex

36. Lynne Doughtie
Chairman and CEO, KPMG U.S.
37. Mary Mack
Senior EVP and Head of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
38. Julie Sweet
CEO, North America, Accenture
39. Carolyn Tastad
Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
40. Bridget Van Kralingen
SVP, Industry Platforms, IBM

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Julie Sweet. Credit: Rex

41. Crystal Hanlon
President, Northern Division, Home Depot
42. Shira Goodman
CEO, Staples
43. Jennifer Taubert
Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
44. Anna Manning
President and CEO, Reinsurance Group of America

Fortune powerful women

Mary Dillon. Credit: Rex

45. Michele Buck
President and CEO, Hershey
46. Deanna Mulligan
President and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance
47. Bonnie Hammer
Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, Comcast
48. Mary Dillon
CEO, Ulta Beauty
49. Margo Georgiadis
CEO, Mattel
50. Anne Finucane
Vice Chairman, Bank of America

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How Seeds of Fortune Creates Economic Empowerment Opportunities for Young Women of Color

As a high school senior, Nitiya Walker, was met with a challenge that many students face—”I have dreams of getting a college education, but I can’t afford it.” 

Seeds of Fortune The Seeds of Fortune team (Image: Seeds of Fortune)

 

“I met a young lady who earned $ 150,000 in scholarships to Spelman College. Her mom assisted her, so I asked her mother to work with me. She helped me win $ 250,000 in scholarships. I thought to myself “What if I never met the young lady in my Girl Scout troop?” It sparked a desire to want to help other girls gain access to free money. From this experience, Seeds of Fortune was born.

Seeds of Fortune is a scholarship program focused on creating the next generation of financially empowered young women of color. With more than 40 young women enrolled in the program, scholars have garnered $ 6 million in scholarship offers from top universities across the country and accepted more than $ 1 million in scholarship offers.

Black Enterprise: When it comes to being successful, what do you think is the most undervalued skill? 

Nitiya Walker: The ability for people to communicate their story and decisions behind their future goals and dreams. We help our scholars prep for interviews as well as intensive college essay development so they can share their stories with stakeholders. We also teach them critical thinking skills. This helps them decide which colleges are more cost effective, the career paths that align with their interest, and how money can be used as a tool to make it happen.

BE: Why did you decide to include an entrepreneurship component to your program?

NW: Entrepreneurship is the No. 1 way to build wealth in America. It is the third pillar of our values, as we believe that young women of color should be able to control their destiny and use their resources to create opportunities for themselves.

BE: Can you share one piece of advice to financially empower young women?

NW: It’s important to build savings, as savings brings security, and it will help to start your investment capital. In turn, investments build wealth. Also,

  • Pay yourself first. Then divide your accounts between a short-term savings account and a long-term savings account.
  • Select a second savings account that is difficult to access like credit unions, small banks, or digital banks.

 

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Worst ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Guess Ever?

This may not be the worst “Wheel of Fortune” guess of all time. After all, there was the guy who had every single letter turned and still got the answer wrong.

But it’s up there.

The category was “song lyrics,” and the board read: “S_RF C_ _Y _ERE WE COME.”

Obvious, right? Well, not to this contestant. Watch the clip and see what he came up with… and then wonder how in the world he came up with it.

(h/t Mediaite)
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