Ursula Burns

Barrier-Breaking CEO Ursula Burns Offers Her Advice about What People Need from Leaders Now

As a little girl, Ursula Burns—who would grow up to be the first Black woman to be CEO of a Fortune 500 company—asked a speaker at her elementary school a question, and he responded: “You know, you’re really smart but you have a lot of problems.” After she asked what they were, he spelled them out: “You’re Black, you’re a girl, and you’re poor.” Years later, she thought: If God … [ more ]