“Ryder had, in the early 1990s, zero diversity at the top. Today we have a leadership team that is 50 percent diverse, a board that is 55 percent diverse, and a CEO that is 100 percent Latino.”
The ladder would be an accurate metaphor for mobility in corporate America—15 years ago. No longer can the climb be up the one-lane ladder; a way must be made for a communal rise.
The “climbing the corporate ladder” adage implies a straight level of ascension in which a person advances by climbing each rung, until you reach the top.
One theme was apparent in every discussion at the 2015 Alumni Society Leadership Summit: Diversity is not an option; it is an imperative.
The 2015 Leadership Summit, took place June 25 at Tribeca Rooftop and kicked off with welcome remarks from Murillo, head of multicultural marketing at Google.
By 2020, one in three Americans will be Latino, yet only 3 percent of the executive suite is represented by Latino individuals.