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Latino Daily News

Wednesday June 1, 2011

Univ. of Notre Dame to Prepare Hispanics & Other Minorities for Corporate Directorships

Univ. of Notre Dame to Prepare Hispanics & Other Minorities for Corporate Directorships

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Chicago United, an advocacy organization comprised of racially diverse CEOs and executive level management who champion corporate diversity and inclusion, today announced a new partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business Executive Education team to prepare executives of color who seek to become corporate board directors.

Through the first-of-its-kind Corporate Governance Executive Development Program, Chicago United, along with the highly regarded Executive Education team, seeks to assure that African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American executives are well-prepared for directorships.  Additionally, the program will benefit corporations as they strive to seat boards that will increase their marketplace competitiveness and help bring them into greater compliance with federal requirements regarding disclosure of diversity and inclusion policies.

The inaugural Corporate Governance Executive Development Program will be held this fall on the Chicago campus of the University of Notre Dame.  The program will initially be open only to Chicago United Business Leaders of Color and individuals sponsored by Chicago United corporate members. 

“This partnership with the University of Notre Dame is an exciting expansion of Chicago United’s initiatives to help corporations meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse business environment and rapidly changing global demographics,” said Gloria Castillo, president of Chicago United. 

The program will draw upon faculty who are key contributors to the Mendoza College’s Executive Education program.