The New CEOs: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies

The New CEOs: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies

by Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff


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The New CE's looks at the women and people of color leading Fortune 500 companies, exploring the factors that have helped them achieve success and their impact on the business world and society more broadly. As recently as fifteen years ago, there had only been three women CE's of Fortune 500 companies, and no African Americans. By now there have been more than 100 women, African American, Latino, and Asian-American CE's of Fortune 500 companies.

Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff look at these “new CE's” closely. Weaving compelling interview excerpts with new research, the book traces how these new CE's came to power, questions whether they differ from white male Fortune 500 CE's in meaningful ways, asks whether the companies that hired them differ from other companies, and discusses what we can learn about power in America from the emergence of these new CE's. As Americans continue to debate corporate compensation, glass ceilings, and colorblind relationships, The New CE's shares information critical to understanding our current situation and looks toward the future in our increasingly globalized world. The paperback edition of The New CE's features a new Introduction and an updated comprehensive list of new CE's to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442207660
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard L. Zweigenhaft is Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Guilford College.

G. William Domhoff is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Over the past three decades, the authors have written a series of books together, including Blacks in the White Elite and Diversity in the Power Elite.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting the Stage: The Changing Role of the CEO and the Recent Emergence of Women, African American, Latino and Asian American CE's
Chapter 2: The Women Fortune 500 CE's
Chapter 3: The African American Fortune 500 CE's
Chapter 4: Going Global: Latino and Asian American Fortune 500 CE's
Chapter 5: Where Do They Fit in the Corporate Elite, and How Do They Compare with Jewish and Gentile Male CE's?
Chapter 6: Why Now, and What's Next?
Appendix 1: The New CE's
Appendix 2: Baby-Faced and More: CE's and Skin Color
Appendix 3: Funding the Corporate-Mediated Pipeline

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