Most of us can understand why a big company might need a CEO, CFO, CIO, and COO. But a top-level diversity boss? What’s that about?
Today there are CDOs in the executive suites of most U.S. corporations, including AT&T, Dell, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble, as well as at the helm of such leading universities as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Each of these is a member of some minority — African American, Hispanic, Asian, and/or female. There are no Anglo-American CDOs, even though in states like California Anglos are already a de facto minority.