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The Diversity Index by Susan E. REED

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10 A New Plan for Progress

AN INTEGRATED WORKPLACE DOES NOT HAPPEN BY ACCIdent. It does not emerge magically from the invention of a new program, or simply radiate from the heart of an enlightened leader, or result from the mere hiring of a diversity consultant. Nor do promotions automatically continue after the first glass ceiling has been shattered. Like most things in life, leadership must be cultivated. The biggest American companies with the most integrated leadership have worked constantly to get it.

The chief executives of the companies with the highest proportion of female and minority executive officers exercised their authority to select a diverse team. Whether they did so out of a determination to get the best talent, were driven by ...

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