Research shows that a lack of sponsorship is the single most critical
factor keeping qualified women of color from entering the C-suite. Cynt
Marshall, AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer, recently spoke about this
and the importance of mentorship for black women in corporate America. Here, we
caught up with Marshall to explore “executive sponsorship,” and how women
can leverage their networks and skills to close the gap in the number of
women of color entering the C-suite.
Prada SpA fell to the lowest level in more than three years after the luxury retailer reported first-quarter profit that trailed analysts’ estimates as it struggled to reverse slumping sales to Chinese shoppers.