Something very historic happened recently in the world of business and the story did not get nearly enough press. Ursula Burns was named to become the CEO of Xerox on July 1, 2009. She is the first black woman to lead a large American corporation and the first woman of a large American company to succeed another woman (Anne Mulcahy.)
Several months ago, I heard Ursula Burns speak, and she so impressed me with her empathy, confidence, and fervent belief that we must support one another in the workplace. She is a remarkable example of someone who rose up to great heights through hard work and ambition. Only a few days after Barack Obama's victory, she offered a perspective on adversity that has kept me looking up, even in these dark times.
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