Friday, May 22, 2009

Woman of the Week: Ursula Burns

I heard on NPR this morning that Ursula Burns is set to become the next CEO of Xerox on July 1st. Burns is currently the president of Xerox and on the board of directors. She started with Xerox as a summer intern in 1980 with a BS in mechanical engineering from NYU-Poly, and earned an MS in mechanical engineering from Columbia the following year. While rising through the ranks of Xerox and filling a number of different roles from manufacturing and supply chain operations to product development to global reasearch and marketing, Burns also married and raised two kids. 'Cause some people just kick ass like that.

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