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21 Women Who Can Teach You How To Slay

"I dream it, I work hard/I grind ‘til I own it…"

1. Kaya Thomas, developer

2. Myleik Teele; founder and CEO, CurlBox

3. Carla Harris; vice chairman of wealth management, managing director and senior client adviser, Morgan Stanley

4. Bozoma Saint John; head of global consumer marketing, Apple Music

5. Ursula Burns; chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

6. Valeisha Butterfield Jones; head of black community engagement, Google

7. Erin Teague; director of product, Yahoo

8. Marley Dias; founder, #1000BlackGirls

9. Angela Benton; founder and CEO, NewMe Accelerator

10. Cathy Hughes, Radio One

11. Florence Adepoju; founder, MDMFlow

12. Mellody Hobson — President, Ariel Investments; chair of the board of directors, Dreamworks Animation

13. Zim Ugochukwu; founder and CEO, Travel Noire

14. Debra Lee; chairman and CEO, BET

15. Ethiopia Habtemariam; president, Motown Records; president of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group

16. Rosalind Brewer; president and CEO, Sam's Club

17. Elaine Welteroth; beauty and health director; Teen Vogue

18. Sheila Johnson; founder and CEO, Salamander Hospitality

19. Karen Civil; owner, KarenCivil.com and LiveCivil.com

20. Admiral Michelle J. Howard; 38th vice chief of naval operations

21. Stacy-Marie Ishmael; Managing Editor for Mobile News, BuzzFeed News