100 Women We Love 2007

We present to you this year’s selection of 100 out women who have made an impact on the community. Meet the class of 2007.

Yvette Burton
“You’re fighting to be totally free and equal,” Burton’s father told her. Her upbringing cultivated a boldness that led her to IBM seven years ago, where she focuses on the LGBT community and leads large-scale business development in the U.S. and Latin America. Burton didn’t always run with the white collar crowd. One of her first jobs was in the correctional health system, at a time when HIV/AIDS was a top concern. This job opened doors for her to work with epidemiologists and LGBT coalitions in context of government policy. “I’m so thankful that I started in a movement where there was a clarity about coalitions,” Burton says. “Because if I had grown up in corporate America, I’m not sure I’d have the same boldness I have now.” –TP

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