Occupation: President and CEO of World Business Chicago
Rahm Emanuel’s former deputy mayor, this native South Sider got a vote of confidence when the new mayor kept her on as head of the city’s public-private global business networking juggernaut. With Lori Lightfoot (No. 1) as chair and Mellody Hobson (No. 3) as vice chair, Zopp completes a potent triumvirate of African American women.