[ON-DEMAND CONFERENCE SESSION] Despite best efforts and intentions, health care organizations still have a lot of work to do to increase C-Suite diversity. We conducted a novel survey of successful, high achieving nurse executives of color. It reveals first hand insights on their experiences as emerging leaders, perceptions of barriers to career progression and opportunities they perceive to support their advancement. Findings from this study can support the development of innovative, sustainable models that bolster diversity nursing leadership inclusion. The presenters will detail specific strategies, guidance and organizational and personal resources that all health care leaders can employ to facilitate more diversity among leadership.