“Unconscious bias” among white, male senior leadership teams seen as biggest barrier for ethnic minority boardroom candidates, survey reveals.
Almost three-quarters of executive directors from a minority ethnic background believe their race or ethnicity has had a “significant impact” on their career progression, according to a survey from an executive search company.
The report, called the Ethnicity Gap and compiled by the Harvey Nash Engage Network, revealed that 71% believe their background has had an effect on their careers. The survey also showed that 63% believe “unconscious bias” of senior leadership teams, which are mostly white and male, is the biggest barrier to boardroom
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