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Ursula Burns did not let a poor upbringing deter her from her goal of becoming a female chief executive. She excelled at maths and science at a time when women were being dissuaded from taking these courses.
Burns used her academic prowess to land an internship at Xerox. She proceeded to work her way up the company ladder using ingenuity and hard work. Today, Burns is the chief executive at Xerox which makes her the first African American chief executive of a Fortune 500 Company. Quite an accomplishment considering of America's top 500 companies, there are only 16 women chief executives.