6 Women Who Defy Gender Stereotypes

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With our world prone to stereotypes about men and women’s abilities, as well as unchecked sexual discrimination in the workplace–particularly against women and just a whole bunch of ignorance about which gender should do what job, we’ve arranged a list of women who we think defy gender stereotypes. Meet them, after the jump.

Ursula Burns – CEO of Xerox

Madame Ursula Burns is infinitely exquisite, because she defies both race and gender. She became the CEO of Xerox last year, making her the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company. Fierce at 51, she looks great, stands tall, and serves as an inspiration for us all.

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