The Top 100 Women CEOs Of 2021
Women We Admire is pleased to announce the Top 100 Women CEOs of 2021. This year’s awardees represent an elite group of leaders, who have used their insight into market trends, deep knowledge of customers, and ability to develop innovative products and services to drive business across a range of industries. In addition to leading some of the biggest organizations in their respective fields, these women have also played significant roles in their companies’ transformations. From Jane Fraser, who just this year became the first female CEO of financial services giant Citigroup; to Susan Wojcicki, who strategically led Google to acquire YouTube in 2006 and went on to lead the platform through its meteoric growth; and to Mary Barra, who has ushered General Motors into driverless and electric-powered vehicle technology, these awardees have broken down countless barriers to confidently lead their companies to success.
Amid their own professional achievements, they have also served as fierce advocates for women in business, serving as part of organizations and initiatives that are working diligently to open doors for women and other minorities to achieve in their fields. Coming from varied professional backgrounds, they have worked to produce workplaces that are as diverse as they are productive, working tirelessly to ensure that their employees, their companies, and their products are of the highest caliber. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Top 100 Women CEOs of 2021.
Company: Blavity, Inc.
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Morgan DeBaun is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blavity, Inc., the largest media company for Black millennials. Under her leadership, the company has successfully acquired Travel Noire, a travel platform for Black millennials, and Shadow and Act, a Black entertainment news site. DeBaun has also launched several consumer summits, including Summit 21, for Black women creators and entrepreneurs, and AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders. She is also the founder of M.Roze Essentials and WorkSmart. DeBaun received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Title: Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Angela Sutherland is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer and of Yumi, a baby food startup that brands itself as the definitive source for parents seeking to understand what they are feeding their children and why. The company offers a science-based early childhood meal delivery program that is the most convenient and nutritional option on the market and prides itself on making organic meals with all-natural ingredients. Sutherland was previously a director at Sierra Constellation Partners, a private equity firm, and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. She received her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Brown University.