Microsoft said this week in an SEC statement that it will actively consider female and minority candidates to succeed CEO Satya Nadella, which is one of the most explicit statements by a large company. technology on CEO diversity to date.
- In its annual proxy statement, which was first spotted by CNBC, Microsoft said its board of directors “is committed to actively seeking out highly qualified, women and minority groups for inclusion. in the pool of potential CEO candidates ”.
- The statement does not indicate that Satya Nadella is on imminent departure - companies typically include statements in their annual regulatory CEO succession filings, but they rarely include promises on diversity.