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Since our country was founded 240 years ago, the leaders of our government, businesses and industries have been led by white men as an overwhelming majority. You can trace the leadership of women and minorities in those same categories to just decades, and in some cases, a few years ago.

Ursula Burns, for instance, became the first African-American female CEO in the country in July of 2009. This fact, combined with racial tensions and rioting in Ferguson, Mo., Madison, Wis., and Baton Rouge, La., as a reaction to police shootings in the past couple of years, has caused one credit union leader to push the issue of diversity in the workplace into the light.

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