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The Diversity Index: The Alarming Truth about Diversity in Corporate America ... and What Can Be Done about It

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Diversity Index: The Alarming Truth about Diversity in Corporate America ... and What Can Be Done about It

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The Diversity Index: The Alarming Truth About Diversity in Corporate America ... and What Can Be Done About It by Susan E. Reed 2011. 294 pgs. ÏSRN: 0814416497 Ä27.95- cloth. Amacom Books. (800) 250-5308. www.amacombooks.org

When America elected its first AfricanAmerican president, people began saying we had entered a post-racial era. But is that true? What is that status of diversity in corporate world America? Nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement, the author says there is a new crisis of opportunity' in corporate America. Based on the author's study of Fortune 100 companies, Tbe Diversity index identifies a barrier that has formed as White women have outpaced people of color and, along willi White male executives, have wound up creating a persistent racial ceiling. In addition, the quest for global profits has created worldwide competition for the corporate suite, and U.S.-boni minorities and Whiles are losing out,

The book takes an in-depth look at companies that have struggled to And the perfect leadership mix, Detailing the stories of executives of General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Merck, and PepsiCo, Tbe Diversity Index distills - into 10 clear steps - the methods that the most successful companies used to develop integration, keep it growing and empower their employees to develop new products and markets.

It's been more than a half-century since President Kennedy's executive order calling for a thoroughly integrated workplace. This book assesses which corporations have contributed the most to this advancement and which have not, And while women have made strides, their achievements have clouded the true diversity picture. …

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