Ursula Burns

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Ursula BurnsName: Ursula Burns

Born: September 20, 1958

Computer-related contributions

  • Serves as Madam Chairman (or Chairperson) and CEO of Xerox.
  • First African American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company.
  • First woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company.

Honors and awards

  • Rated 14th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes (2009).

Quotes

"The accolades that I get for doing absolutely nothing are amazing--I've been named to every list, literally, since I became the CEO."