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Black Corporate Board Membership Grew by 32% in the Last Year, but Major Gaps Still Exist

The murder of George Floyd galvanized the need for racial reform and equity in the U.S., and boards have been listening. Data from the consulting firm ISS Corporate Solutions reveals that between July 2020 and May 2021, 32% of individuals newly appointed to the corporate boards within the country’s largest…

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Fortune 500 List 2021 Includes Record Number of Black Women and Female CEOs

When Fortune magazine announced its annual Fortune 500 list ranking the 500 largest United States corporations by total revenue last week, there were a couple of notable and historic inclusions. The list contained more female CEOs — particularly Black female CEOs — than ever before. Taylor Dunn of ABC News…

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Women’s History Month Profiles: Katharine Graham, Washington Post Publisher and First Female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of woman innovators and history makers like Katharine Graham, who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Born: June 16, 1917, New York City Died: July 17, 2001, Boise,…

Black CEO Talks About Diversity, is Called Racist

Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer has received backlash after acknowledging corporate America’s very real struggle with diversity. The part of the interview that has been slammed by the media was when Brewer shared a story about a meeting with a supplier — a meeting that exemplified the inequality at the…

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Accenture Names First Woman As US Group Chief Executive

Accenture’s announcement that Julie Spellman Sweet has been promoted to Group Chief Executive-North America means that as of next month, four of the six major consulting firms will have women leaders (Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are the others). Virginia Rometty became Chairman, CEO and President of IBM in 2012. Deloitte…

Why Top 50 Companies Beat Fortune 500 in Diversity Recruiting, Promotions

By Barbara Frankel There’s a reason DiversityInc Top 50 companies have more diversity in their management, CEOs, senior levels and boards of directors than Fortune 500 companies. They use established diversity-management best practices to build and retain a pipeline of diverse talent. Thirty-two of the DiversityInc Top 50 companies are…

General Motors Picks Female CEO

By Albert Lin General Motors’ board of directors has elected Mary Barra as the company’s next CEO, effective Jan. 15. Barra, who will succeed the retiring Dan Akerson, will become the first female CEO in company history and the 22nd woman to currently lead a Fortune 500 company. GM, No….