BlackEnterprise.com is always inspired by women who’ve defied gender roles and shattered the glass ceiling. We are proud to learn of five women who have climbed well up the ranks in their corporate circles, calling the shots as Chief Financial Officer at their billion-dollar companies. As we conclude Black History Month and welcome Women’s History Month, it’s the perfect time to honor and celebrate these five extraordinary black CFOs. Scroll through the following pages and get to know them.
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Tracey T. Travis, Estee Lauder
Tracey T. Travis is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Estée Lauder. Before taking her position in 2012, Travis spent seven years as the CFO to Ralph Lauren Corporation and three years as the SVP of Finance at Limited Brands. The power woman started as an engineer and a senior financial analyst at General Motors Co. Tracey graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and later received her Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Operations Management from Columbia University.