‘We are fundamentally a racist and sexist society’: How top companies in US are struggling to diversify leadership

‘We are fundamentally a racist and sexist society’: How top companies in US are struggling to diversify leadership

At America’s largest and most powerful companies, 1 in every 97 white workers is an executive. Only 1 in every 443 Black or Hispanic workers holds a top job.USA TODAY gathered previously undisclosed hiring records from dozens of firms in the Standard & Poor’s 100, a group of the most highly valued companies in the stock market. The data shows that more than a year after George Floyd’s murder spurred corporate pledges for change, deep racial inequalities persist at every level of these companies, creating sharply disparate outcomes for people of color, especially women of color. Black and Hispanic workers are underrepresented in the highest-paying and most influential positions as well as in the ranks of professionals, such as lawyers and accountants.At the lower levels of organizations, they are concentrated – and often overrepresented – in roles including administrative assistants, technicians and laborers. Not only were the companies USA TODAY examined largely white and male, they were often less diverse than others in their industries and the U.S. labor force as a whole, putting them out of step with the people and the country they serve.

Data from USA Today newspaper on corporate D&I structures in the US.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/money/2021/07/14/diversity-corporate-systemic-racism-employment-inequities/7639595002/

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