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September 10, 2018 (LOS ANGELES, CA.) - - Despite accounting for 19 percent of the U.S. population, women of color occupy a mere 3 percent of the senior executive or “C-suite” positions in Fortune 500 companies, according to the Women in the Workplace 2017 report.

Five African American women who have broken through the glass ceiling to attain senior corporate executive positions shared words of wisdom and success secrets at a recent panel discussion entitled Women in the C-Suite: Positioned to Prosper.

Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion entitled Women in the C-Suite: Positioned to Prosper on August 29 at the SLS Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. L-R: Michelle Avan, director, West Division Supervision Executive Global Wealth Investment Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Liji Thomas, head of diversity and inclusion at Southern California Edison; Lisa Stockmon, founder and CEO, My Atta Grrrl; Bianca Vobecky, founder and president of Vobecky Enterprises; GLAAACC President Angela Gibson-Shaw; Lorna Little, CEO of St. Anne’s; Beverly Kuykendall, president, Government Business for American Medical Depot.

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