The Forbes Magazine, in its 18th version of the yearly “Most Powerful Women” list, included a few #black women amongst its top fifty-one selection. There were, however, two Georgian women who dominated over the rest as the most powerful executive in their respective organizations.
#Rosalind Brewer, the President and CEO of Sam’s Club was ranked 15th. Sam’s Club is a Walmart division. She becomes the first woman to hold the CEO post at Sam’s Club and doubles up as the first black woman to hold the post, too. Brewer was awarded her undergraduate chemistry degree at Spelman University. She later obtained her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
The second African-American woman, #Ann-Marie Campbell was listed at number 37. She is the President of the Southern Division of Home Depot. Campbell undergraduate and MBA degrees were earned from the Georgia State University. She started off her twenty-year construction and home improvement company career as a cashier in 1985. Her story is termed as a real tale of working one’s way to the peak.
Rosalind Brewer and Ann-Marie Campbell are not new entries into the list as they also featured in the 2014 version. Brewer retained her position while Campbell had gained by one ranking, up from position 38.