The New CEOs looks at the women and people of color leading Fortune 500 companies, exploring the factors that have helped them achieve success and their impact on the business world and society more broadly. As recently as fifteen years ago, there had only been three women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and no African Americans. By now there have been more than 100 women, African American, Latino, and Asian-American CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff look at these "new CEOs" closely. Weaving compelling interview excerpts with new research, the book traces how these new CEOs came to power, questions whether they differ from white male Fortune 500 CEOs in meaningful ways, asks whether the companies that hired them differ from other companies, and discusses what we can learn about power in America from the emergence of these new CEOs. As Americans continue to debate corporate compensation, glass ceilings, and colorblind relationships, The New CEOs shares information critical to understanding our current situation and looks toward the future in our increasingly globalized world. The paperback edition of The New CEOs features a new Introduction and an updated comprehensive list of new CEOs to date.
Richard L. Zweigenhaft is Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Guilford College. G. William Domhoff is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Over the past three decades, the authors have written a series of books together, including Blacks in the White Elite and Diversity in the Power Elite.
Preface Chapter 1: Setting the Stage: The Changing Role of the CEO and the Recent Emergence of Women, African American, Latino and Asian American CEOs Chapter 2: The Women Fortune 500 CEOs Chapter 3: The African American Fortune 500 CEOs Chapter 4: Going Global: Latino and Asian American Fortune 500 CEOs Chapter 5: Where Do They Fit in the Corporate Elite, and How Do They Compare with Jewish and Gentile Male CEOs? Chapter 6: Why Now, and What's Next? Appendix 1: The New CEOs Appendix 2: Baby-Faced and More: CEOs and Skin Color Appendix 3: Funding the Corporate-Mediated Pipeline References