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


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...