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Check out a short list of the uber-successful women that Raven-Symone would probably never hire because of their names.

1. Really, Raven?

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Raven Symone–who apparently forgot that her name is Raven-Symone–opened her mouth and said something truly ignorant. During an episode of “The View,” Raven was wrong and strong when she proudly proclaimed that she wouldn’t hire anyone with ghetto or ethnic names. She must not know about these BADASS, incredibly successful women who are killing the Hollywood game, unique name and all …

2. Oprah Winfrey

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Media Mogul

3. Beyonce

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Singer and entrepreneur

4. Tyra Banks

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Model, producer, TV personality, and Harvard graduate

5. Aisha Tyler

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Comedian, actress, TV personality and Ivy League graduate

6. Soledad O’Brien

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CNN Anchor

7. Shonda Rhimes

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TV Producer who basically owns ABC Thursdays

8. Tika Sumpter

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9. Taraji P. Henson

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Oscar-nominated Actress

10. Zendaya

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Singer and actress

11. Condoleeza Rice

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Former Secretary of State

12. Kamala Harris

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California Attorney General

13. Quvenzhane Wallis and Salma Hayek

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BTW: Quvenzhane just inked a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster

14. Aja Naomi King

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15. Rashida Jones

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16. Issa Rae

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Writer, producer and TV personality

17. Nicki Minaj (born Onika Maraj)

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Rapper and actress

18. Kelly Rowland (born Kelendria Rowland)

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Singer, actress and spokesmodel

19. Rihanna

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Singer, model, and entrepreneur

For 2024’s iteration of MadameNoire and HelloBeautiful’s annual series Women to Know, we knew we wanted to celebrate the people who help make the joys of film and television possible. To create art is to create magic. This year, we spotlight Hollywood Executive’s changing the face of cinema.