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Damien I. O'Brien

Damien I. O'Brien Egon Zehnder, London, Paris, Sydney

International Business Times – Board Diversity: Fathers Open Doors for Daughters

High-flying fathers dismayed by the prejudice blocking the careers of their bright, ambitious daughters are now working harder to level the playing field. This shift in thinking, reports the International Business Times, was clearly reflected in a recent panel debate entitled “Leaders And Daughters” hosted by Egon Zehnder as part of its “25 by 25” campaign. Speakers at the debate included Sir Christopher Gent, Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, and Egon Zehnder Chairman Damien O’Brien. Both leaders made a strong case for why boardrooms need to adapt and embrace more female talent. “The world is craving for a different kind of leadership and I think this is going to happen whether the Establishment wants it or not”, said O’Brien.

Full story: Margareta Pagano: Sir Roger Carr champions bright daughters in Vince Cable women on boards battle in the International Business Times (1 April 2015) and Find A Supportive Boss Or Move, Female CEO Urges Young Women in the Global Banking & Finance Review (28 March 2015).

Damien I. O'Brien

Damien I. O'Brien Egon Zehnder, London, Paris, Sydney