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The Business Leaders of Color publications feature board-ready candidates for Fortune 1000 companies.

These innovative, global thinkers are ready to provide shareholder value in a changing world and inspire others as they ascend to leadership. 



The Value of Multiracial Leadership to Chicago's Businesses


Anne R. Pramaggiore

President & Chief Executive Officer

ComEd, An Exelon Company and 

Chairwoman, Chicago United



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We’re delighted to introduce the 2017 Chicago United Business Leaders of Color. These inspiring leaders are ready candidates for corporate directorships with proven track records of success.

This year’s 50 honorees hold a vast range of experience in a variety of industries and belong to a network of the most influential, diverse, and inclusive leaders in the Chicago community. They provide shareholder value on corporate boards like Adtalem Global Education, Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Brinker International Restaurants, Compass Minerals, Inc., Essendant, Inc., Evans Food Group, Northern Trust, Novolex, Wintrust, and more, and inspire others as they continue to progress, innovate, and model leadership behavior.

Chicago United is an advocacy organization with a mission to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership on corporate boards, in executive management, and in business diversity.


The Business Leaders of Color publications present diverse executives ready to serve corporate boards. Inside Inclusion Featuring the Corporate Diversity Profile measures the state of inclusion in the C-suites of the top 50 corporations in Chicago and provides insights to assist corporations to reach their diversity and inclusion aspirations. Five Forward strengthens our regional economy and enhances job creation by supporting a stronger Chicagoland minority business enterprise community.


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