Leadership

Building a Business Based on Self-Love When 11-year-old Lexi P. was teased about her natural hair, she didn’t let it keep her down. In fact, the experience inspired her to start a business. “I was trying to find books or anything out there teaching about self-love,” says...

Blazing Trails in Diversity  Ever wondered what it’s like to be a “first”? The Honorable LaDoris “Dot” Harris knows. After starting her career as a field service engineer in a male-dominated industry sector, Harris would become the first Black female officer at electrical engineering firm ABB Inc....

COVID-19 forced leaders to quickly learn how to balance empathy for their staff while continuing to achieve results When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, Salene Hitchcock-Gear, president of Individual Life Insurance at Prudential Financial, recalls thinking, “‘We’ve got to do something, we’ve got to do it really quickly,...

Throughout her extraordinary, unpredictable career, Y-Vonne Hutchinson has identified opportunities that address acute problems affecting the labor force in the US and abroad Y-Vonne Hutchinson, the founder and CEO of the diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm ReadySet, is an excellent example of someone who has bucked...

Each year, more and more Black women are making historical gains in Corporate America. To celebrate these remarkable women, and to encourage those who will make our future lists, Diversity Woman presents its Class of 2022 Elite 100 list of Black women leaders. Since our inaugural Elite 100...

Shy Averett is using her platform to increase digital equity—and do much more When she was 11 years old, Shy Averett told her mother that she wanted to do something to help people. Her mother was encouraging, telling her, “Superheroes are not always the people you see...

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