• Pivotal Moves
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS MAKES HISTORY WITH THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN ON ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    American Express named President of Strategic Partnerships Glenda McNeal to its Executive Committee this week, making the veteran executive the first Black woman to sit on the Committee. “Having Glenda’s expertise and experience on the Executive Committee will be a huge asset for us,” American Express Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. Squeri said Read More »

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • L’Oreal Re-Hires Black Model They Once Fired After She Spoke Up About Racism

    Munroe Bergdorf, a former model for L’Oreal who was fired in 2017 for speaking up about systemic racism, has been re-hired. This time, however, the world’s largest cosmetics company has brought her on board to advise them regarding their diversity and inclusion policies. Berdgorf, who used to be featured in L’Oreal’s UK advertising campaigns, was Read More »

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  • Hyundai Motor North America Appoints Erwin Raphael Chief Cost Optimization Officer

    Hyundai Motor North America has selected Genesis and Hyundai veteran Erwin Raphael to lead a new cross-affiliate group as the Chief Cost Optimization Officer for Hyundai Motor North America. The new group, the North American Cost Optimization Committee, was created as a part of Hyundai’s efforts to streamline and better integrate all of Hyundai’s operations Read More »

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Google Diversity Report Shows Little Progress For Women And People Of Color

    Google released its seventh consecutive diversity report on Thursday, revealing modest gains in representation for women and people of color, and a disproportionately white, Asian and male workforce. The percentage of black hires in the U.S. grew from 4.8% in 2018 to 5.5% in 2019, a .7% increase. The percentage of black hires in technical Read More »

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  • The Executive Leadership Council Names Crystal E. Ashby as Interim President and CEO

    The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) today announced that its board of directors selected Crystal E. Ashby to serve as The ELC’s interim president and chief executive officer. Ashby succeeds Skip Spriggs who served as president and chief executive officer since March 2018 and retired at the end of 2019. She is the first woman president Read More »

  • From The Magazine
  • I’m Glad I’m The Boss, Cause Y’all Crazy! – By Ray Abram

    We all know that the key to a highly functional company is a well-qualified staff. However, there are other factors to consider besides qualifications alone. There are reasons why the best performer in a department may not make the best manager. People skills are quite different than functional skills, we all know that intuitively, yet Read More »

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  • American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Is Retiring After A 16-Year Run

    Kenneth I. Chenault, one of the longest-serving executives in finance and one of corporate America’s few black top leaders, will retire next year as the chairman and chief executive of American Express. Under Mr. Chenault’s leadership, American Express expanded beyond its core market of corporate customers and wealthy cardholders to serve a broader clientele. The Read More »

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  • LVMH announces the appointment of Rodney Williams as President & CEO of Belvedere Vodka

    LVMH announces the appointment of Rodney Williams as President & CEO of Belvedere Vodka, effective July 1st, 2017. Christophe Navarre, Chairman and CEO of Moët Hennessy commented: “We are delighted to see Rodney take the helm of Belvedere. His strong experience will be crucial to the development of the brand.”