Laura Mather wrote on Huff Post:
Let’s start with the numbers: women represent about 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Minorities represent approximately 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Therefore, only 9 percent of the biggest companies in the U.S. have CEOs who are not white men.
Gender and racial diversity are still grievously lacking across all sectors of the United States, and that is not going to change by asking the minority to “lean in”. Instead, let’s reroute that guidance to the 91 percent of leaders in the workforce who are white men, and place that responsibility in the power of the majority.
Is it true that 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States are white men?