Read More: The ELC is taking the lead on elevating the issue of diversity and inclusion in corporate America because recent statistics have raised concerns about minority representation, specifically for African Americans, at the senior levels in corporate America. In fact, of the more than 35,000 senior executive positions at the CEO level or those one and two levels below CEO within most Fortune 500 companies, it is estimated that only 3.2 percent – or fewer than 800 – are African American. This trend not only negatively impacts the advancement of African Americans in the Fortune 500, but the future of American business.
African-American CEOs and Senior Executives Call for Greater Diversity
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