11. Fortune 500 Companies are now helmed by black businessmen and women.
Kenneth Chenault, Chairman and CEO of American Express and Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, are both leaders in their fields. Burns believes impatience is a virtue, “We all need to be more impatient with the status quo. I believe we all need to shift the emphasis in our thinking…from why we can’t create more jobs to how we can create more jobs…from why we can’t compete to how we can compete…from why hunger and poverty and injustice exist in the world to how they can be eliminated…. In other words, we all need to be a little more impatient.”