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CEOs Say They’re Wary of Speaking Up About Every Political Issue

Executives met virtually for two days at the Bloomberg Equality Summit. 

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Now, more than ever, corporate leaders are expected to respond to political issues affecting their employees and customers. Executives at the Bloomberg Equality Summit this week didn’t think that was always the best idea. 

“We weigh in when we can move the ball forward,” said Beth Ford, the CEO of Land O’ Lakes  Inc. and one of the few openly gay company leaders.  “Not everyone wants to hear my point of view or the companies on every issue.”