Diversity officers aren’t always so diverse

According to research from Weber Shandwick and others, the position of chief diversity officer is more likely to be filled by a white male than by a member of an underrepresented demographic.

Who are the professionals that are being hired for role of chief diversity officer?

Weber Shandwick, in partnership with United Minds and KRC Research, has published Chief Diversity Officers Today: Paving the Way for Diversity & Inclusion Success, which focuses on analyzing the role.

According to the study, CDOs skew toward men, millennials and Gen X, and whites.

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The role usually has a global focus, with 55% having responsibilities outside the U.S.

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To learn more, see the full report.


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