At Their Peaks: Top African-American Women CEOs

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Iman can brag to being more than just a pretty face. The former super model from Somalia is the founder and CEO of IMAN Cosmetics which she launched in 1994. She promotes the IMAN brand among women of color, and now sells skincare and cosmetics around the world. Ten years after she started the company, the fifty-something beauty entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Procter & Gamble Cosmetics for international distribution of her IMAN and I-IMAN products. As of 2010, Iman cosmetics is a $25 million a year corporation.

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