Richie Zweigenhaft Co-writes Book on the ‘The New CEOs’
Dana Professor of Psychology Richie Zweigenhaft has co-written a new book with University of California, Santa Cruz professor G. William Dumhoff entitled “The New CEOs: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies.”
“The book is based on a rather dramatic change that’s taken place in the last 20 years or so, one that was unexpected — at least it surprised us,” Richie said on Office Hours, a podcast available through The Society Pages.
“Twenty years ago almost every CEO of every Fortune 500 company was a white male. Starting about then, and certainly around the turn of the century, various companies began to appoint what we call the ‘new CEOs,’ that is to say white women, African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans such that, even during the Bush years — those very conservative eight years when Bush was president — the number of new CEOs was increasing dramatically.”
There have now been over 70 “new CEOs” leading Fortune 500 companies. The book looks at factors of their success and their impact on the business world, as well as exploring their impact on society in general.
“The New CEOS: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies” is published by Rowman & Littlefield.