African American Professionals

Meet the CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond, She is the First Black Woman to Head a Fortune 500 Company Since Ursula Burns | Black Enterprise

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FacebookTwitterMailMeet Bed, Bath & Beyond’s new CEO, Mary Winston. She will be the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company since Ursula Burns stepped down as the CEO of Xerox in 2017. Winston has a long career as an executive. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of family Dollar Stores. In 2015, she was […]
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Starbucks hires Nzinga Shaw as global Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer | Face2Face Africa

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FacebookTwitterMailAmerican coffee company and coffeehouse chain, Starbucks has hired Nzinga Shaw as global chief inclusion and diversity officer. After five years, Shaw exits the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena where she has been chief diversity and inclusion officer. “I am overly grateful to the Hawks ownership, CEO Steve Koonin and NBA organization for giving me an opportunity to create internal […]
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Success Comes from Affirming Your Potential | Harvard Business Review

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FacebookTwitterMailWhen you see how underrepresented African-Americans are in current leadership roles, it can be easy to get discouraged about their prospects for leadership advancement. Despite a rise in the number of black college and university graduates, just 8% of managers and under 4% of CEOs are black. In the Fortune 500 companies there are currently only three black chief executives, […]
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Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Joins NIKE’s Board of Directors | Black Enterprise

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FacebookTwitterMailThasunda Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking, a division of JPMorgan Chase, has joined an exclusive club with her recent appointment to NIKE‘s board of directors. As such, she has become the only African American female C-suite executive to serve on the board of the $34.3 billion athletic footwear and apparel producer as well as a future member of the […]
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Raegan Johnson joins Spire as public communications manager | The St. Louis American

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FacebookTwitterMailRaegan Johnson joined Spire as the public communications manager. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing external communications strategies for relevant communications and marketing channels, including digital and traditional media outlets. Spire is the largest natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving approximately 632,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of St. Louis and ten […]
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Gerald Moore Sr.: Committed to Preparing Black Boys For Careers in STEM | Black Enterprise

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FacebookTwitterMailBE Modern Man: Gerald Moore Sr. Cybersecurity engineer, entrepreneur, author; 47; Founder, Gerald Moore Online Technology School for Black Boys My latest startup is the Gerald Moore Online Technology School for Black Boys. I have a goal of educating 10,000 young black men and boys ages 8-16 per year online. The school’s primary focus will be preparing black boys for […]
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