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Most Connected data should drive real efforts to diversify

Sep 28, 2015 - Crain's Detroit Business

It's a little jarring. Of the 100 people deemed "most connected" in this exhaustive review of the connections of more than 9,000 Detroit-area business executives, 14 are African-American men or women. Twenty are women. Period.

So what does the data show?

"What this says very clearly is that if you're not in the circle, you're not in the circle," said Glenda Price, No. 82 on the list. "It's very difficult to penetrate these boards and circles. Women and minorities are constantly on th...