By: Minda Harts, Founder & CEO, The Memo
In business, entertainment, politics, and so many other places: women of color in 2016 made us proud.
So many ladies shone brighter than Rihanna could have ever predicted.
Those women that came before us are smiling down in delight knowing that we have not put their efforts to waste; so many women this year have proudly and humbly taken the baton, continuing to crush glass ceilings and sprinkle their magic all over the globe.
This week, we salute five “sheroes” who inspired us in 2016. We’re sharing a few short facts on each here, and we’ll be honoring a different woman on this list every day on social media.
In the words of auntie Oprah, “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
Thank you, ladies, for lifting us higher!
Bozoma “Boz” Saint John, Global Consumer Marketing, Apple
Kamala Harris, Senator-Elect of California
- Harris currently serves as the Attorney General of California.
- She will be the second African-American woman in history to serve in the U.S. Senate, and one of the first Indian-American women elected to Congress.
- She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Congrats to these ladies, and to YOU for all the glass breaking you participated in. Who are we missing? Tweet us @myweeklymemo, and tell us who you think slayed in 2016!