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FAB Woman Making History: Rosalind Brewer

23 Feb

Meet Rosalind Brewer.

In January, she was named CEO of Sam’s Club. This promotion made her the first woman and first African American to lead a division of business in WalMart.  She had previously worked for Walmart, working as president of East Coast operations.

It’s amazing that in these days and times, women of color only hold 3% of board seats in Fortune 500 companies. Hopefully with FAB women like Ms. Brewer breaking the proverbial glass ceilings, FAB girls of the future will have more opporutnities in business.

FAB Woman Making History: Dyci Manns

8 Feb

Photo from Model26.org.

Meet Dyci Manns.

This FAB young woman is helping underpriviledged kids around the world gain access to one thing most of us take for granted: an education.

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FAB Woman Making History: Tia Norfleet

6 Feb

Photo from TiaNorfleet34.com.

Meet Tia Norfleet.

Her need for speed may be genetic, as her father Bobby Norfleet was a race car driver. But his FAB daughter made history by becoming the first African American female licensed by NASCAR(National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing).

In addition to being a professional race car driver, Ms. Norfleet also spends time working with at-risk youth through mentoring with Step Up Georgia. She began her ‘Driven to Read’ program to teach kids the importance of reading. On her website, it says she makes 80 to 100 community appearances a year to help out different organizations any way she can. Now that’s FAB.

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