Celebrating Black History Month

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Black History Month

Being a Woman or Being Black?

Which is the greatest barrier to professional success?

Recent Catalyst reports show advancement opportunities for African American women in particular are decreasing, and a third believe corporate diversity programs are ineffective.

Black women represent just 1.1 percent of corporate officers in the top 500 public companies, and hold only 1.9 percent of board seats.

In recognition of Black History Month 2013, Little PINK Book is featuring some of the highest ranking women at top Fortune 500 companies. We hope their stories encourage and inspire you, helping pave the way for future advancement – not just for black women, but all women.

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Kim Nelson, SVP of External Relations, General Mills

The highest ranking African American woman at General Mills, says a “commitment to diversity, thoughtful maternity policies” and a focus on integrity have kept her at the company for 24 years.  Click here for the rest of the profile >>

Angela Thomas-Anderson, B2B Global Procurement Leader, Kimberly-Clark

Angela Thomas-Anderson, B2B Global Procurement Leader, Kimberly-Clark

It’s Friday afternoon; a winter storm is on its way. She walks in, standing about five foot eleven. She orders a glass of red wine; leans in and, with ease, begins to share her journey to the top. She recalls being an ambitious, young Wall Street analyst getting her chance to chat with one of the world’s most successful female portfolio managers at the time.  Click here for the rest of the profile >>

Ann-Marie Campbell, Southern Division President, The Home Depot

Ann-Marie Campbell, Southern Division President, The Home Depot

Ann-Marie Campbell, Southern Division President at The Home Depot, is living the American Dream. The Jamaican-born executive has overcome tragedy and inequity to become the first woman in the U.S. to lead a division for the Fortune 500 powerhouse.  Click here for the rest of the profile >>

Cathy Ross, Executive Vice President and CFO, FedEx Express

Cathy Ross, Executive Vice President and CFO, FedEx Express

FedEx Express Executive Vice President and CFO Cathy Ross remembers as a small child “whites only” bathrooms and not being allowed to sit at lunch counters. But, she has never used her skin color or gender as a crutch.  Click here for the rest of the profile >>

 

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