5 NYU Alumni Women Breaking Barriers in Their Industries

… American business executive Ursula Burns has always excelled in math and science. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NYU’s Polytechnic Institute, now the Tandon School of Engineering, she began her career as an intern at Xerox in 1980. She later became a full-time employee of the company after attending graduate school at Columbia University. During her time working with Xerox, she gained a reputation as a leader and one to speak up whenever change was needed. She eventually tapped to be Xerox’s chief executive officer in 2009, making her the first black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.

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