Ex-Xerox CEO Ursula Burns says companies must ‘change the criteria’ to create diverse boards

SourceCNBC
SectorEconomy
CountryOman

Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox speaking at the 2105 CGI Annual Meeting in New York.Adam Jeffery | CNBCUrsula Burns, who was CEO of Xerox from 2009 to 2016 and the first Black woman to run a Fortune 500 company, says corporations have to "change the criteria" for directors to create more diverse board rooms.Burns spoke on CNBC's "The Path Forward: Race and Opportunity in America" on Tuesday evening, anchored by Jon Fortt and Andrew Ross Sorkin. She was joined during the hour-long program by Black leaders, including Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons, former Oracle co-president Charles Phillips and former Aetna CEO Ron Williams.The show focused on the under-representation of Blacks in corporate leadership positions and on boards, and explored why some companies and industries are further along than ...read more...