MET Alum Donda Mullis Makes Inaugural Forbes List

Focusing solely on women, the inaugural Forbes “50 over 50” list includes names such as Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, actor Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek, Beetlejuice, Home Alone), Emmy-nominated TV creator Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Bridgerton), and Miami Marlins General Manager Kim Ng. Keeping them company are several luminaries from Boston University, including Metropolitan College’s Donda Mullis (CGS’83, MET’86), cofounder and CMO of natural lifestyle brand Raw Sugar Living. Mullis and the other honorees were selected from a pool of more than 10,000 nominees.

Donda MullisDonda Mullis (MET’86), cofounder and CMO of clean beauty brand Raw Sugar Living.

Forbes has boldly stepped out and showed the world that women over 50 can do anything, from creating companies and running empires, to running major league baseball teams and even the country,” says Mullis, who earned her Bachelor of Science at MET and who launched Raw Sugar Living with husband Ronnie Shugar in 2014, after a career in marketing. The brand, which last year had estimated sales of $60 million, is sold at Target, Walgreens, Kohl’s, and other stores nationwide.

“What I especially love about the women recognized on this list is that they’ve also lifted others up alongside them while climbing the success ladder. It’s inspiring. I believe that many of us are forged in fire, and that our hard lessons and experiences over several decades can turn into wisdom, empathy, compassion, resilience, and personal power.”

Read the full article in BU Today.