Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Leaders & Daughters

March 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM CST

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8 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “Our panelists were all provocateurs who agreed no one wants hand-outs for women…the prevailing sentiment being that more young women are choosing to follow their passions instead of pre-programmed career paths of yore, and they will find a new way to create opportunities and achieve success on their own terms.”

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What we heard: “The 25 leaders and daughters in attendance collectively shared dreams, stories and opinions in what was a very inspirational 2 hours of high-level discussions.”

8 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “Our leaders and daughters agreed that mentorship is key to advancing women into leadership roles, passionately discussing the many forms that mentorship can take.”

7 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “Bringing Leaders and Daughters together is a rich and welcoming experience. The level of discussion was very open, trusting and, at times, touching.”

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What we heard: “The blueprints of our lives are currently undergoing radical change, regardless of gender. Our mindsets have to keep pace – not to mention our companies and society.”

8 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “We saw a high level of ambition and entrepreneurship in the new generation. The daughters gave us a perspective on leadership less connected to corporate life and more focused on creating something satisfying.”

8 March

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15 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “Women need to manage two careers: as mothers and as professionals […] Companies are not prepared to deal with maternity – flexible work hours, paternity leaves and remote work should be natural.”

2 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “Daughters want to work in organizations with a sense of purpose. There was a lively discussion over living a purposeful life vs. a profitmaking life.”

8 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “We identified society’s attitudes as the real barriers to change. Despite the high participation rate of women at all levels of the workforce, traditional gender stereotypes over family contributions are still getting in the way of real equality.”

7 March

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8 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard:
“It was a robust and spirited discussion and there was lots of gratitude.”

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15 March

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8 March #leadersanddaughters

What we heard: “Our leaders highlighted the importance of mindfulness for the younger generation. Passion is crucial, but it is often best tempered by an ability to sit back and observe, a sense of 'spaciousness' before acting or speaking.”

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About Leaders & Daughters

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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For media inquiries, please contact:

Hilary Crnkovich
Head of Global Communications and Marketing
Tel +1 312 260 8978

Sandra Galvin
Head US Marketing and Communications/Global Projects
Tel +1 212 519 6103

Thank you to Hunt Scanlon Media for their kind support in getting the word out about Leaders & Daughters and for joining the conversation at #leadersanddaughters.