Scholarship title: Executive Leadership Council National Essay Competition
Applicable Majors: All fields of study
More than ever before, it is vital to ensure that opportunities exist for African American executive women to achieve their potential in Corporate America. In a 2006 Harvard Business Review survey, 40% of African American women felt excluded or constrained within their companies. Although they are achieving more leadership roles, women still continue to be severely underrepresented in top corporate leadership positions, comprising just 2.1% of senior leadership positions according to a recent story featured in Black Enterprise magazine. "What issues and challenges uniquely affect African American women as they seek advancement within Corporate America? What strategies and resources are needed to facilitate their success?"
Students also need to submit a two page biography of themselves including their background, personal philosophy, and career goals, along with a photo of the applicant. The competition is open to African-American undergraduate students in good academic standing currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
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