Ursula Burns is an America business woman. She is most widely known for being the Chief Executive Officer of Xerox from 2009 to 2016, making her the first black woman to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the first woman to succeed another as head of a Fortune 500 company. Additionally, she served on the board of directors on multiple large American companies, including Uber, American Express, and ExxonMobil. She was rated the 22nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2014. Along with her involvement in private corporations, she also held various civic positions, including being a leader of the STEM program of the White House from 2009 to 2016, and head of the President's Export Council from 2015 to 2016.