Why CEOs Don’t Hire Black Managers, and a whole lot more!

Hello Friends! Darryl Mobley here with another episode of Catapult Leaders Diversity Wins! Podcast.

Today’s topic is…Why Some CEOs Don’t Hire Black Managers. Click HERE to hear the podcast.

I’m proud to welcome Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D. to this discussion. Dr. Johnson is an author, professor, and keynote speaker who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders, and strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias.

Her book, Inclusify: Harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams, shares surprising ways that leaders undermine inclusion and provides ways that leaders can change to build more inclusive teams. Dr. Johnson is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Beyond covering the topic – Why CEOs Don’t Hire Black Managers  – Dr. Johnson and I answer these questions…

  1. Why aren’t there more Black Americans in entry-level professional positions and throughout the management pipeline – from entry level up through senior management?
  2. Why have so many companies done a much better job increasing representation of females in management – while doing a very poor job gaining meaningful representation of Black managers?  
  3. What are the biases held by CEOs and senior managers that are holding back equity-of-opportunities for Black managers?
  4. What are some of the traits of a person who is a great manager of diverse employees?
  5. What are some of the biggest mistakes made by companies when it comes to onboarding Black talent into entry-level professional positions?
  6. What is the one most important thing you would do to increase diverse talent at entry-level manager positions?
  7. Why do CEOs think that they’ve been unsuccessful at meaningfully increasing their number of Black management hires?
  8. What actions does Dr. Johnson think I should take in order to make the business world more diverse and more inclined towards equity-of-opportunity?

We also discuss what People of Color and women need to “get over” in order to seize opportunities, and what you can do to make the world a better, more equitable place.

1. Click HERE to learn Why Black College Graduates Make Companies Better
2. Looking for high-achieving, Black college students who will help your company soar? Click HERE
3. Open Letter to America’s CEOsClick HERE

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