Ursula Burns is the first black-American lady to be the head of a Fortune 500 company, Xerox. She is the CEO of the company since 2009 and former chairman of Xerox since 2010. Her life is truly an inspiration for many.
A single mother brought up Ursula in the Baruch Houses, a New York City housing project. Her parents had immigrated from Panamania. She went to Cathedral High School on East 56th Street in New York. After school, she attended NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in the year 1980 for graduation in Mechanical Engineering. A year after that, she pursued her post graduation in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University.