Beijing time 4 News, Ursula Burns, a board member of Uber, said on Wednesday that although she has been among the top of society, many black executives like her still worry about their lives from time to time.. Burns is a former CEO of Xerox and the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company in the United States.
Burns said in an interview with US financial media CNBC: “I am part of 1%, but I still worry when the police approach me.”
burns called on companies to diversify their boards in order to eliminate racial imbalances more quickly.
According to a report by the Center for Talent Innovation in last December, blacks accounted for only 500 of senior executives and senior managers in Fortune 3.2% companies, less than 1% of CEO positions.
Kenneth Frazier, black CEO of American pharmaceutical giant mercadon, expressed the same concern as Burns on Monday, saying, what happened to George Freud (a black man recently killed by white police) may also happen to him.