Corporations spend plenty of time talking about diversity, but many of
them are having the wrong conversations. It's true that there aren't
enough women or ethnic and racial minorities in C-level positions, but
there's more to diversity than filling top-level jobs with token
employees. It's time for corporations to really think about why they
need underrepresented groups to lead them.
Recently the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF), an African-American
physician retention and recruitment non-profit organization, hosted a a
day-long, tuition-free seminar to encourage the increase of Black
students attending medical school. The goal was to continue to help
boost the numbers of Black doctors.
A recent study by Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) discovered a
growing trend in women of color leaving law firms to work as corporate
counsels. Titled “The Perspectives of Women of Color Attorneys in
Corporate Legal Departments,” the study surveyed more than 1,300
African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American and Native American female