Leading a Worldwide Conversation to Cultivate the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Egon Zehnder’s global “Leaders and Daughters: Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Leaders” event series brings together prominent board directors, CEOs and leaders, along with their daughters, many of whom only recently have entered the workforce.
Together, they participate in a global dialogue moderated by Egon Zehnder to explore the opportunities and challenges women face in the professional world today with an overarching goal to educate, engage and encourage women to achieve their highest ambitions.
Each event captures insights resulting in a global viewpoint to frame the top considerations and solutions required to effect positive change for young professional women.
The first global series took place from March 2 through March 15 2016, with events hosted in 16 cities around the world, many coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, the dedicated celebration of women’s continued campaign for gender parity. Watch extracts from three panel discussions, selected images or read insights gathered during these events.
“We strongly believe that diverse and inclusive leaders create a better world where organizations and economies not only grow but thrive,” notes Rajeev Vasudeva, Chief Executive Officer, Egon Zehnder. “Yet our research shows that only 3.7 percent of executive directors worldwide are female. This starkly demonstrates the uphill task faced by all businesses in diversifying the global pool of senior talent. In order for women to achieve parity – in the boardroom and in the C-suite – a far more aggressive pipeline of next-generation female leaders must be cultivated.”
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