Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

From Assembly Line to Executive Suite

Duke Energy Senior Vice President Melody Birmingham-Byrd has been named one of Black Enterprise’s most powerful women in corporate America
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Melody Birmingham-Byrd was 22 when she vaulted into management, taking a job as a front-line supervisor at a General Motors plant in Rochester, N.Y. She oversaw members of the United Automobile Workers whose backgrounds were about as different from hers as they could possibly be – most were male, white, older and experienced. But Birmingham-Byrd was determined to do right by her team, to provide the type of supportive, positive leadership she felt her parents never got in their assembly line jobs.

Despite her young age, she excelled.

Aflac's Teresa White and Audrey Boone Tillman Honored Among 2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

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As advocates of diversity and inclusivity, we are excited to celebrate the achievements of Aflac U.S. President Teresa White and General Counsel Audrey Boone Tillman, honorees on Black Enterprise’s 2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America list. We are continuously inspired by their strong leadership and commitment to making a positive influence on future generations.

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