Celebrating Black wealth, representation: Speaking to the women of Selling Tampa
Netflix’s reality TV show “Selling Tampa” not only puts Florida’s hot real estate market in the national spotlight, but because it’s led by an all-minority, all-women real estate team, it’s also putting Black representation and Black wealth centerstage too, in ways some say have never been seen before.
Companies pledge to add at least 1 Black director to board
Across the big companies in the S&P 500 index, more than a third did not have a single Black director in 2019, according to Black Enterprise. In many cases, forces outside the companies are pushing for better representation in the board room and in senior executive ranks. Shareholders, governments and other proponents say it makes business sense for companies leadership to reflect the customers they serve and the workforces they oversee. In recent years, shareholders and governments have been putting heavier pressure on companies to add women in particular to their boards. Another 27 companies that already have at least one Black director also pledged to encourage corporations broadly to accelerate efforts to get full representation on boards.