Women of Power: 8 Female Executives Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Power women in corporate America who attended some of the nation's top universities

Image: Glenda G. McNeal (file)

In Black Enterprise’s February issue, we honored the 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America who are responsible for running some of the nation’s largest organizations.

With impressive resumes and years of experience within their industry, many of these power women used the lessons and skills they learned at their prestigious university to successfully push past the glass ceiling and climb the corporate ladder. From careers in media, to finance and retail, the following are some power women who got their start at an Ivy League college.

[Related: Women of Power: Five Black CFOs Calling the Shots in Corporate America]

Glenda G. McNeal, American Express:

Glenda G. McNeal received a Masters of Business Administration degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Coming to American Express in 1989, McNeal has worked her way up the ranks and now serves as the company’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Global Client Group in Merchant Services Americas.

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