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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION...

Analysis, Research, Writing and Speaking--- Women and People of Color in the Workplace 


 

A View From The Top:  The Inspiring Success Stories of 15 Black CEOs, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs- The experts weigh in!!!

 

Black Business Women on the Move!

Advancing into the C-Suite

Diverse companies make good business sense

Black women business executives matter


   

THE STATE OF BLACKS IN THE WORKPLACE

African Americans represent 43 million of the American population.

People of color are the majority in six of the eight largest metropolitan areas of the U.S.

▪ People of color make up 36 of the labor force; 12 percent are African American.

Women of color only occupy 11.9% of all managerial  and professional positions; 5.3% are African American women.

People of color are the majority in six of the eight largest metropolitan areas of the U.S.

▪ There are only 5 Black CEOs and 1 Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortune 500 companies--American Express' Ken Chenault; Merck's Kenneth Frazier; TIAFF-CREF's Roger Ferguson; McDonald's Don Thompson; John Thompson is the Chairman, Board of Directors at Microsoft; Ursula Burns is the only Black woman Chairman and CEO of Xerox.

▪ Aylwin Lewis, the former CEO of Sears is now head of Potbelly Sandwich Works

▪ Rosalind Brewer is the President and CEO of Sam's Club and Debra Lee is Chairman and CEO of BET.

 

 


THE STATE OF WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

According to Catalyst, Women currently hold 5.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 5.4 percent of Fortune 1000 CEO positions; there are 26 women CEOs at the helm of Fortune 500 companies; there are 28 women CEOs in charge of Fortune 1000 companies.

A survey by Heidrick & Struggles reported that women now hold 20.2 percent of corporate board seats among Fortune 500 companies.

Catalyst also reported that women in the U.S. reported “controlling” 72.8% of household spending and women in Canada reported “controlling” 67.2% of household spending. Additionally, women “control $12 trillion of the overall $18.4 trillion in global consumer spending.”

 

 

 

 

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