Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Corporate Boards Getting Whiter While America Is Not

Corporate Boards Getting Whiter While America Is Not

In 2004, white men held 71.2 percent of board seats associated with the nation’s Fortune 100 companies. By 2010, that figure had grown slightly to 72.9 percent. During the same period, the share of Fortune 100 board seats held by black men dropped from 7.8 percent to 4.2 percent. White men gained 32 board seats, while black men lost 42. And, the total number of Fortune 100 board seats held by all women, Latinos and Asian Pacific Islanders grew by just 45 seats.

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