White, non-Hispanic executives feel more included in their companies’ business decision-making process than ethnic minority managers, according to a new study by the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF).
The study, “My Voice Matters: Linking Inclusion to Business Growth,” investigated levels of inclusion when making business decisions, determining career progression and growth, and evaluating a sense of belonging within the industry. The report queried respondents in three key areas linked to business performance: My Voice in the Room, My Voice in the Company, and My Voice in the Industry.
In terms of race and ethnicity, survey respondents were divided into two groups: White Non-Hispanic and Ethnic Minority. Across all dimensions, Ethnic Minority respondents indicated they did not feel included in the corporate decision-making process as much as their White Non-Hispanic counterparts. In many instances, the gap was statistically significant. More