African-Americans on Forbes Most Powerful Women List 2013

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  • Beyoncé
  • Rosalind Brewer
  • Ertharin Cousin
  • Helene Gayle
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
  • Michelle Obama
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Ursula Burns

Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin, the executive director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme, comes in at No. 49. She is noted for feeding over 97 million this year and fighting hunger in West Africa and Syria.

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