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

Meet 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 listed on Black Enterprise’s roster of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.’ She’s also held executive positions at Giant Eagle Inc.; Scholastic Corporation; and Pfizer. Her career began as a CPA and auditor at Arthur Anderson & Co. […]

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Starbucks hires Nzinga Shaw as global Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer | Face2Face Africa

American 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 and external programs with diversity at the core,” Shaw wrote on LinkedIn. Theodora Aidoo, Face2Face Africa Credit: Careergirls.org Full article @ Face2Face Africa Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Success Comes from Affirming Your Potential | Harvard Business Review

When 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, down from a high of 12 in 2002. We, however, are not discouraged. In the course of our research, we have met myriad African-American leaders who, despite being underestimated, underappreciated, and under-resourced, have prospered and achieved incredible success. How do […]

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The New Director of Stanford’s Institute For Diversity In The Arts On How Art Breeds Social Change | Forbes

A-lan Holt’s job is to help young people understand the immense power of art. In her new role as the Director of Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), she helps train undergraduates in how to use art as a tool for organizing and for bringing about social change. “For us, the arts are not just about how do you create a beautiful picture or how do you put on a moving performance,” she says. “They’re about how you test and take the temperature of a space, community, and environment, and how you work with that temperature to be […]

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Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Joins NIKE’s Board of Directors | Black Enterprise

Thasunda 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 BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, which identifies blacks among the corporate governance ranks of the nation’s largest publicly traded companies. “Thasunda’s expertise in leading digital and physical transformation in retail banking will be invaluable in helping Nike further deepen […]

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Raegan Johnson joins Spire as public communications manager | The St. Louis American

Raegan 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 counties in eastern Missouri. The St. Louis American Staff, The St. Louis American Full article @ The St. Louis American Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Gerald Moore Sr.: Committed to Preparing Black Boys For Careers in STEM | Black Enterprise

BE 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 STEM professions, by teaching computer science, coding, mobile app development, and website development. I also have a background in basic electricity which I will also be including. Registration includes the Black Boys Read Book Club. I’ve also just published my […]

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