Weatherhead’s Diana Bilimoria talks about importance of Black women in leadership positions

One Black woman Fortune 500 CEO remains after Roz Brewer vacates Walgreens leadership role
ForbesDiana Bilimoria, the KeyBank Professor at Weatherhead School of Management, said that given how few Black women have been chosen to lead top businesses, it’s necessary to honor and applaud the few Black female CEOs at the helm of their respective Fortune 500 companies. “Partnering with a Black woman CEO is even more important for corporate boards, especially in setting corporate direction and strategy, prioritizing key benchmarks and success drivers, serving as a sounding board particularly during times of crisis or decline, and engaging in open communication,” she said.