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Among professional women, African Americans are most likely to want top executive jobs, report says

The number of women holding CEO positions among America’s largest corporations is, as everyone knows, very small. Just 23 women are CEOs of companies in the S&P 500. But the number of female African American chief executives among those top businesses is downright minuscule: There is only one black woman, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, at this pinnacle of corporate power.

That’s certainly not for lack of ambition, according to a new report released Wednesday from the Center for Talent Innovation, a think tank founded by the economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett. Read more…

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