At Their Peaks: Top African-American Women CEOs

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Desiree Rogers

After leaving her prestigious post as the White House Social Secretary, Desiree Rogers took over a staple in the black community. Rogers became CEO of Johnson Publishing in August 2010 which of course is the mother-ship of publications Ebony and Jet magazines. As the new head of the company she’s made it her mission to expand the digital presence of both magazines. Rogers who holds a M.B.A. from Harvard University, is also committed to increasing the companies’ revenues after Ebony saw a decline in ads of 11.2% in 2010.

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