Women Who Are Shaping the World

Meet these phenomenal women and hear their stories of success
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 26, 2008

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From college basketball star to ESPN host to coanchor of “Good Morning America,” Roberts knows how to work her way to the main stage. She’s traveled to Africa with former President Clinton to bring viewers a firsthand look at the crippling AIDS crisis. In March of 2007, Roberts published her first book, “From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By,” explaining how success is not a source of magic. If she can do it, so can you.

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As a philanthropist, humanitarian and child advocate, Johnson is a woman who is committed to making a difference. As the first spokeswoman for the I Stand With Magic campaign, she joins her husband, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in their continued fight to end HIV/AIDS in the Black community.

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She wasn’t named Star for nothing. Over the span of her career, she’s continuously landed herself in the television spotlight, most notably as former cohost of the Emmy-winning talk show “The View.” Jones also founded the Starlet Fund, which gives financial aid to individuals or organizations that are dedicated to the support and encouragement of women.

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As a Bible teacher, prophet, psalmist, author and entrepreneur, Bynum is clearly on a mission. Her first Threshing Floor conference in April 2006 attracted more than 60,000 attendees to Atlanta. She currently has three worship CDs and also spreads the word through her books, including “No More Sheets,” and The New York Times best seller, “The Threshing Floor.”

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De Passe has been at the heart of Black entertainment since its birth in the sixties. She got her first name of recognition at Motown, where she helped to produce television specials starring big names like The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and The Jackson 5. After serving as president of Motown Productions, she started De Passe Entertainment Group, LLC, which continues to create hit shows and films such as “Class Act,” “Sister, Sister,” and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.”

For more information on the Women Who Are Shaping The World Leadership Summit on October 24th, visit www.essence.com/summit

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