Adrienne Bennett has shattered a number of glass ceilings over the course of her career as a plumber and now CEO of her own company. As the first Black woman to be named master plumber in the country and the first woman in Michigan to complete a plumbing apprenticeship program, Bennett doesn’t make a fuss […]
Ken Chenault is retiring from American Express and offers solutions on how Fortune 500 companies could solve their diversity problem.
After 21 years as President of BET, Debra Lee is stepping down and will no longer handle day-to-day operations at the network, Black Enterprise reports. Scott M. Mills will take her place while Lee will serve as his advisor and “chairman and CEO of the network, focusing on cultivating the company’s relationships with external stakeholders […]
Bernard Tyson, the current CEO of Kaiser Permanente, is the first Black person to hold the position for the company. For the past three decades, Tyson has held several key positions with Kaiser, emerging as a prominent voice regarding social issues of the day as well. Born January 20, 1959 and raised in Vallejo, California, […]
Ursula Burns, the pioneering and longtime CEO of Xerox, will be stepping down from her position at the end of the year. Burns has worked at the company since 1980. Her resignation leaves the Fortune 500 without a single Black women as CEO. Burns, who was raised in a tough housing project in New York […]
MIAMI – Arnold Donald has swag. Not the phony suburban swag, but that old-school, down-home New Orleans Black neighborhood kind of swag that signals the confident chief executive strolling into the board room is clearly in charge. As Carnival Corporation’s first African-American CEO, Donald has prepared for this high-level, high-profile, high-paid position all his life. […]