Diversity and Inclusion in the C-Suite: A Conversation with GattiHR CEO, Tom Connolly

Beyond Tweets and hashtags, what are some actions corporate America can and must take to achieve real equality and reform? That’s the topic ExecuNet’s Chief Storyteller, Tony Vlahos, explored with GattiHR CEO, Tom Connolly. With the cultural movement that is sweeping our nation, Mr. Connolly’s insight into improving minority representation in the upper level of corporate America is both timely and instructive.

Here’s the topical breakdown of their conversation:

  • (00:50) Why are there so few African American CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies?
  • (02:12) Inclusiveness vs. diversity
  • (04:06) Steps to make minority candidates meaningful operations-level executives
  • (06:24) Mentoring programs
  • (07:47) Behaviors organizations should model




William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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