Tag Archives: Black Corporate Directors

Ursula M. Burns
Chairman & CEO
Xerox Corp.
Boards: American Express Co., ExxonMobil Corp.

Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

By Kali Wilder

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

These household names owe a significant portion of revenue growth to African American consumers

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

By Derek T. Dingle

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[EXCLUSIVE] John Rogers & Charles Tribbett Talk the Value of Black Corporate Directors

How efforts set stage for development of more innovative, competitive companies

John Rogers and Charles Tribbett share how black board participation helps drive the advancement of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Directors: Be Prepared To Walk In Harm’s Way

You weren’t invited to join a board because major corporations ran out of smart white people

Let me be blunt: You are a board director who happens to be black; you…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Black Corporate Directors Must Do More Than Occupy a Seat

Being selected is only the beginning of the job

When I was invited to serve on the board of AutoZone, the nation’s leading auto…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You

Why your voice—and buying power—counts at the top companies

As an African American, you multimillion-dollar buying power—and voice—matter when it comes to corporate board…

By Derek T. Dingle

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

'Its our responsibility to hold corporate America accountable'

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

Report lists 176 black corporate directors of America’s 250 largest public companies, identifies 74 Ccorporations with no black directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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Have you ever searched Google, stood in line to purchase the latest iPhone, bought products on Amazon.com or bought plane tickets through Priceline.com? Have you shopped at the Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy or made purchases at CVS using your Visa or MasterCard? Do you plan to watch the Sunday football game on Fox Sports? Well, none of these companies value your consumer dollars enough to have African Americans sit on their board of directors.
The browning of America hasn’t extended into the boardrooms of some of America’s largest publicly traded corporations—a number that benefit from black consumers to gain market share. 


In our research to create the black enterprise Registry of Corporate Directors, our listing of black board members from the 250 largest companies on the S&P 500, we discovered that 75 companies—30% —currently do not have any blacks on their boards including quite a few household names. We did not include Dell, which included former Congressman and UNCF President and CEO William H. Gray as a board member until his death in early July. And at presstime, Sprint Nextel and Softbank were in the process of completing merger talks.


As we developed the following list, our editors reached out to the executive offices or investor relations departments of every company with a series of e-mails and phone calls to gain explanations for the absence of black representation as well as the lack of recruitment effort. We found that 58 of these companies, however, failed to provide us with any response.


*We incorrectly identified Edison International as one of our “75 Companies Without Black Board Members.”  In fact, Peter J. Taylor, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of California (UC) system, is an African American and has served on the board of directors of Edison International since December 2011.

75 Companies Without Black Board Members

Here is our list of major public corporations that do not have any black board members

When will diversity settle in?

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Black Enterprise Releases Exclusive Report on African American Corporate Directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s report spotlights prominent African American director

The media company identifies 177 African American directors at S&P 500 companies and reveals 75…

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President	
Ariel Investments L.L.C.
Boards: The Estée Lauder
Cos. Inc., Starbucks Corp.

The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations

Our exclusive list of the most powerful guardians of shareholder value

We created our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors to place a spotlight on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Meet America’s Most Powerful Corporate Directors

Our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors places a spotlight on those making contributions as some of the nation's most powerful guardians of shareholder value of S&P 250 companies.

Check out our gallery list of the nation’s top African American directors

By Derek T. Dingle

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