NABA, Inc. is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for Black Business Leaders in accounting, finance business, and entrepreneurship. Representing more than 200,000 Black Business Leaders in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to professional and student members.
This year's National Convention features individual tracks tailored to your needs as a student, entrepreneur, early, mid or senior-level professional. Gain valuable insights, network with like-minded individuals and make the most out of your experience at Insight 2023: Elevate.
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Pathways to Partnership and C- Suite
Date & Time: Friday, June 9 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Black representation in the upper echelons of corporate America is scarce. The glass ceiling prevents career growth for Black employees and other underrepresented workers, and many don’t advance past middle management. According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the racial and ethnic makeup of the U.S. labor force is 77% white, 18% Hispanic, 13% Black, 6% Asian. If we break down the workforce and look solely at senior leadership, a review of top companies by the Washington Post in 2021 found that only 8% of C-suite executives are Black, although African Americans account for about 12% of the total population. This disparity is even larger when you consider only CEOs. Only six of the top 500 companies have an African-American CEO, or just over 1% (Black Resistance at Work: Increasing Equity in Corporate America, C. James, 2/09/23).
In this session, four leading Black executives will outline key decisions and strategies that can lead Black business leaders to the C-Suite and beyond.
Speaker: Wendy Morton-Huddleston, Partner, Defense & Security