Message to black board members: “Speak out and make a difference" BlackEnterpriseLogo

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most powerful corporate directors but the unwavering,outspoken advocates for boardroom diversity and inclusion. Rogers, chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments L.L.C. (No. on the be asset managers list with $ billion in assets under management, serves on the boards of S&P 00 companies McDonald’s and Exelon and is co-founder of the annual Black Corporate Directors Conference, which brings together scores of African American corporate directors to grapple with such issues.

256px McKinsey and Company Logo 1 The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution. Gender equality is a priority for most CEOs, but their companies fall short.

More than 75 percent of CEOs include gender equality in their top ten business priorities, but gender outcomes across the largest companies are not changing.

Bloomberg Brief

– By Jeff Green and Emily Chasan – bloombergbrief

Slowly but steadily, investors continue to let corporate boards know that "pale, male and stale" doesn’t cut it anymore.

The small but growing number of shareholder votes on diversity proposals is on pace to match or exceed the record set last year, according to

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