Panel 1: (Un)Fit for the Top? Breaking Cultural and Professional Stereotypes
New Majority executives are far less likely to work their way up to CEO and board positions. The top 3 challenges impeding minority candidate rise to the top leadership positions are: a lack of role models, professional growth and career development. In addition, New Majority professionals must balance fitting a “leadership profile” while embracing their cultural heritage. We invited some very successful leaders to help us better understand the intricate interplay of leadership perceptions and cultural stereotypes and how to overcome it.