Research Report

Increasing Diversity Among Senior Leadership

October 2022

While most corporations have set ambitious goals to advance historically excluded talent into senior leadership roles, less than 8 percent of corporations have achieved them. Studies repeatedly show that corporations with diverse representation in leadership achieve faster DEI progress and maintain a competitive advantage in an increasingly diverse and socially conscious society. So how do DEI executives break the vicious cycle of senior leaders hiring and advancing those who look like them? What are the top-performing companies doing differently? This new Seramount research explores these two questions.


This research topic was chosen based on a survey completed by Chief Diversity Officers who participate in Seramount’s CDO Collaborative. Interested in learning more about the CDO Collaborative and the benefits of membership? Contact us.

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