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Black Enterprise writes about Starbucks' decision to name three new members of its board of directors - Rosalind Brewer, an African-American who is the former CEO of Sam's Club; Satya Nadella, an Indian-American who is the CEO of Microsoft; and Jorgen Vig Knudstorp of Denmark, who is executive chairman of the Lego Brand Group.

The move, Black Enterprise writes, makes the Starbucks board "one of the most diverse boards in the nation ... Starbucks will now have a board of 14 people, with 29% being female and 36% as ethnic minorities."

“I’ve tried to create an environment within the board that would be culturally similar to that of the company,” says Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz. “People with like-minded values, domain expertise, diverse and deeply committed to transparency with a comprehensive understanding of our aspirations."
KC's View:
You have to give Schultz credit. He doesn't just talk the talk.