Diversity

For LGBT Executives, Coming Out Could Help them Succeed

Gay rights have come a long way in the past decade, to the point where the leaders of some of the world's best-known brands are open about their sexuality.

‘Tolerance is for Cowards’: AT&T CEO Calls on Better Race Relations in Rousing Speech

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has delivered a rare and passionate address about race relations to the telecom giant's employees, calling on them to more openly discuss tensions he said were "ripping apart the very fabric of our communities."

Are Stereotypes and Double Standards a Hindrance to Female CEOs?

Should female CEOs be worried about skewed gender perceptions and a double standard when it comes to their performance or that of their company? It appears so.

Are Female CEOs More Bullied by Investors?

More than a quarter of female CEOs became targets of shareholder activism over a recent 10-year period, providing further evidence that men still enjoy a smoother run at the top, according to a new study.

Is Your Board Diverse Enough? A Recent Survey Says No

CEOs who haven’t taken a long look at the makeup of their companies’ board of directors in a while should take the time to do so now. There is a lack of diversity across all boardrooms—and a pressing need to turn the tide.

Female Entrepreneurs are Becoming Important Players in the Middle Market

Today, women are underrepresented in the S&P 500, but it's a different story in the mid-market. According to the Middle Market Power Index by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet, the middle market represents a promising landscape for women entrepreneurs.

Why the CEO Is the Other Chief Diversity Officer

Corporations have been talking about diversity and the need to create diverse leadership teams for some time, yet the slow pace of change indicates that something is missing.

Why Equal Pay for Women Is a Smart Business Move

Equal pay for equal work has become a hot button political and social issue. But there are solid financial reasons why this should be part of your business strategy.

Women-, Minority-Owned Companies Surge in Mid-Market Representation

Women- and minority-owned middle-market businesses have outpaced the growth of mid-sized companies over the past six years, according to a recent report by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.

How Women ‘Knowledge Workers’ Helped One Mid-Market Manufacturer Rise

The way women came to occupy the important role of the main “knowledge worker” at AskPower is an interesting case study in how even very traditional mid-market companies are becoming successful laboratories for cultural change that can elevate women in manufacturing settings and make companies better competitors.
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CEO Confidence Soars In December, Nears Highest Levels Since 2004

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EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.