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Minorities still lack a presence in executive ranks

Despite slight improvements, minorities continue to have limited access to managerial and executive positions in Chicago-area corporations, according to a report by Chicago United, an advocacy group.

“Unfortunately, despite the more than 30 years of affirmative action and corporate diversity initiatives, access to the C-suite is still elusive in Chicago and in corporations across the country,” according to the report.

The report, called the “2010 Corporate Diversity Profile,” was based on a survey of 19 public corporations. It found a slight increase in the number of minority executives, but no change in the representation minorities at the corporate director level, where about 9 percent of board members are black, 4 percent are Hispanic, 3 percent are Asian and 84 percent are white. Get the full story »

Northern Trust, McD, State Farm among diverse

Northern Trust Corp., McDonald’s Corp. and State Farm Insurance Cos. made the list of Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 best companies for diversity.” The three companies also made the list in 2009. Get the full story »