During Black History Month, companies across Connecticut and the rest of the country hold events and make proclamations intended to demonstrate their support for the Black community.
But since 2016, no Black chief executive officer has led a Connecticut-headquartered company on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations. Moreover, companies’ employee data further shows the significant underrepresentation of Black executives at most of the state’s Fortune 500 firms. Those numbers underscore the extent of the work needed to fulfill corporate promises made since the turbulent summer of 2020 to better support professionals from underrepresented groups.
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