• RaceAhead: Sponsors Choose Proteges Who Are Like Themselves

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    New research from the nonprofit Center for Talent Innovation shows what we all suspected was true: Most company sponsors choose to support talent who look like themselves in terms of race and gender, or as Bloomberg cheekily states, they " pick Mini-Me."
    The numbers are significant. About 71% of executives have proteges of the same gender and race, and the vast majority reported their mentees had the same interests, management style, or skills. The survey comes from a poll of more than 3,200 white-collar executives.
    It's almost as if sponsors pick people who make them feel young...
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