If the Business Roundtable and other organizations are serious about tackling the issue of racial inequality in the US, they’re going to have to address the other D word that no one wants to mention: discrimination.
If the Business Roundtable wants to be a part of the solution for racial inequality, they are going to have to focus their efforts inward, at themselves, and address the biases and privilege that got most of them where they are today.
As I watch company after company issue statements on the protests sweeping the US I want to ask them one question: if you are so deeply committed to addressing the issue of racism, if you strive to create a culture where people of all differences can thrive, then why aren’t there more African Americans among your executive leadership?
Fortune 100 C-Suite Organizational Charts - February 2020
Stanford Graduate School of Business: Corporate Governance Research Initiative
Women and racially diverse executives are underrepresented in C-suite positions that lead to CEO and board appointments and overrepresented in staff/administrative roles. That's not a good sign if you're looking for a company truly committed to diversity and inclusion.
There is one indicator above all others that will tell you if the company is committed to diversity and inclusion at the gut level: the diversity of the executive officers.Continue reading...
Her story went viral. The reaction has been intense. Yet I suspect there are a fair number of women breathing a quiet sigh of relief that the story isn’t about them. Women who can imagine a similar scenario playing out in their own home. Women who have already been pushed to the breaking point with the lockdown, women who don’t know what they are going to do long-term to manage the crisis it has created in their own families. Women who can imagine having to make the same decision under a similar set of circumstances.Continue reading...
Every paycheck you receive during your career, with a few exceptions, will build on that first paycheck. Every salary increase. Every bonus. Even matching retirement contributions. Since most employers use percentages to calculate all of the above, that first paycheck can be the start of something big. Except for women, it’s usually the start of something less.