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How Ceci Kurzman Took A Seat At The Table As One Of Very Few Black Women On The Boards Of Warner Music, Lanvin, And More

For over two decades, Ceci Kurzman solidified herself as an entertainment industry veteran. During an interview with AfroTech’s “Black Tech Green Money” podcast — hosted by Will Lucas — the former music executive went down memory lane detailing how she climbed her way up in the business.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 29, 2023

Black Women On Boards Announces Accelerator Program To Place Black Female Executives In More Board Roles

Black Women on Boards (BWOB) is a new global organization that took notice of the significant gap of Black female executives that are missing from board positions and has taken action since then. Founded in 2020, the organization’s efforts have created more visibility for the underrepresented group — 16 Black women on private, public, and advisory board s to date . Now, to bring more Black women aboard and empower them in becoming today’s successful leaders, BWOB has announced a new cohort-based board accelerator program for its members with the support of founding partnerships with DCVC, Diligent, Felicis Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Sapphire Ventures, according to a press release. The mission behind the program is to place 100 percent of the cohort in board roles by the end of 2022. “The most recent reports show that Black women account for just 4 percent of S&P 500 board seats,” said Robin Washington , co-founder of BWOB, and a board member of Google’s parent Alphabet, of...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 7, 2022