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Corporate america underwent some changes which began

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corporate America underwent some changes which began in the boardroom as activist groups publically called out US top executives to give representation to women in the boardroom (Khurana, 2013). This pressure helped bring about change with an increase in the number of black, Latinos, and women that were selected to corporate boards of Fortune 500 companies (Khurana, 2013). Then, in the early 2000s, there came another discernable shift at the CEO level position (Khurana, 2013). A number of women, Asians, Latinos, and blacks started leading large corporations (Khurana, 2013). From 1995 to 2005 nine women had become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies (Khurana, 2013). The Momentum Stall
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EQUAL 3 The progressive forces and the reactionary forces both claimed victory for the shift in meritocracy (Khurana, 2013). Reactionary forces understood that declaring victory could kill the momentum of diversity at the top, thus allowing traditional forces to reassert themselves (Khurana, 2013). Reactionary forces were right, and the numbers tell the story (TEDWomen, 2010). Of the 190 heads of state, only 9 are women (TEDWomen, 2010). In the world, of all the people in parliaments, only 13% are women (TEDWomen, 2010). C-level postions and board seats, tops out at 16% and these numbers have not moved since 2002 (TEDWomen, 2010).
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