Friday, April 18, 2014

Women You Should Know: Women of Color on Marie Claire’s Women on Top

As soon as I saw this article appear in my RSS feeder, I took a deep breath and hoped the list would represent the diversity of all women, including women of color.  Marie Claire did not disappoint me.

Marie Claire’s Women on Top features 18 successful women who are changing the world.  I encourage you to read about ALL of the women featured, but wanted to selfishly highlight the women of color on the list:

Anjali Jaiswal: Billed as the next Erin Brockovich, Jaiswal is a senior attorney at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  A child of India, Jaiswal is running the NRDC’s India initiative negotiating with diplomats on energy and climate issues.

Mara Schiavocampo: A digital correspondent on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Schiavocampo is heralded as the next Diane Sawyer.  At 31, Schiavocampo has cut her teeth in the news business by covering the 2008 Haiti food riots and maintaining her cool while interviewing a Neo-Nazi leader!

Alanna Rutherford: Perhaps the next Elena Kagan, Rutherford is a the youngest and only African American equity partner at her law firm, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.  At 34, our globe-trotting legal diva is working to visit 100 countries before she turns 40.  She is already at 78!

Ruchi Sanghvi: The next Mark “Facebook” Zuckerberg? The first female engineer at Facebook just a few months out of school in 2005, Sanghvi is credited with developing Facebook’s Newsfeed and other user engagement tools.

Read more about these ladies and others at Marie Claire.

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