This week executive search company Audeliss opened its call for nominations for the inaugural UPstanding Executive Power List in partnership with the Financial Times. This ground-breaking list will champion the incredible work that is being carried out by BAMR business community here and in the US.
To accompany the launch, we decided to unearth the size of the problem UPstanding is trying to tackle. We discovered that despite black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities making up 14% of the UK population, just 4% of CEOs of businesses listed on the FTSE 100 are BAME. The situation is just as bad in the US where although the non-white population make up 28% of the total just 11% of businesses listed on the S&P 100 have non-white CEOs.
By seeding the call for nominations through high-profile thought leadership pieces in CityAM and Huffington Post we were able to give the important messages behind the launch of this list the space they deserve. The articles have been shared over 100 times and driven significant volumes of traffic to the Audeliss nominations page.
Are you, or do you know, someone who is ethnically diverse, who proves that race need not be a barrier to success and who positively and actively supports the BAME cause at an executive level? If so, please nominate them or yourself for our 2016 UPstanding Executive Power List before Sunday, April 17 by clicking here.