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Diverse and inclusive leaders create a better world where individuals and organizations not only grow, they thrive.

Our Diversity Commitment

We at Egon Zehnder passionately believe that diverse and inclusive leaders are able to create a better world where individuals and organizations not only grow; they thrive.

As a truly global and equal partnership whose colleagues collectively bring true diversity in many forms including gender identity, ethnicity, cognitive and physical ability, sexual orientation and career experience, we are deeply aware of the value of diversity and inclusion. It is central to our core values and fundamental belief that organizations deliver better performance when diverse voices are heard and individuals feel they belong.

As we work with our clients to help them shape and transform their organizations and cultures, we recognize the responsibility this brings. Our commitment is to provide advice and solutions that mirror our own passion for diversity and inclusion. We do this by building and nurturing open relationships with our clients and candidates. We challenge bias, we look beyond labels and stereotypes and we focus on potential alongside existing skills and experience. And we partner with clients on their journey to be more – listening to them and learning from them as we work. Most of all, we bring diverse thinking and perspective to every engagement and every client team. We have made bold and public diversity and inclusion commitments, challenging ourselves to always do better. We partner with organizations who share our ambition.

We champion diversity and inclusion…because the world needs great leaders.

 

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Featured Diversity Initiatives

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder – Our Commitment and Responsibility

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder – Our Commitment and Responsibility

Egon Zehnder is committed to celebrating, supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community globally. Read more

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

To showcase top Latina and Latino talent, LCDA and Egon Zehnder co-launched a video series featuring nine distinguished Latino and Latina board directors. Read more

Leaders & Daughters

Leaders & Daughters

Each year, we bring together highly accomplished leaders and their daughters and mentees to address the opportunities, challenges, obstacles and ideals of women leaders… Read more

Global Initiative: Catalyst

Global Initiative: Catalyst

Catalyst is the leading global non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. Read more

To My Daughter

To My Daughter

Our To My Daughter campaign, which began in 2017, is a worldwide movement in which fathers, mothers and mentors worldwide write letters of guidance… Read more

Global Initiative: Paradigm for Parity

Global Initiative: Paradigm for Parity

Paradigm for parity. Egon Zehnder is proud to partner with Paradigm for Parity℠ and has pledged to support the Paradigm for Parity’s 5-Point Action… Read more


 

Our Leaders & Daughters Event Series

Leaders & Daughters gives voice to both the current generation of leaders and the rising female stars of the next generation. Our global events series sparks conversations among top level leaders and their daughters and mentees, with the goal of exploring their professional opportunities, challenges, successes and obstacles. We hope to learn how generations might unite to create positive change.

Since our first Leaders & Daughters event in London in 2015, we have expanded our program to as many as 40 events in one year. Many of the events run in March in conjunction with International Women’s Day. We hope that these important conversations will help to create more opportunities for the female leaders of tomorrow.
 

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Diversity Thought Leadership

Chairwoman Jill Ader On the Impact of Leaders & Daughters

Chairwoman Jill Ader On the Impact of Leaders & Daughters

This International Women's Day, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Egon Zehnder’s 5th annual Leaders & Daughters event series, Power Moves: A New… Read more

Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who’s Really on Board?

Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who’s Really on Board?

At Egon Zehnder, we have tracked gender and international diversity on boards around the world for the past 14 years. With the release of… Read more

Power Moves: Redefining Leadership by Gender, Generations, and Geographies

Power Moves: Redefining Leadership by Gender, Generations, and Geographies

We surveyed 2,500 women and men at various leadership stages to see how they defined great leadership, the importance of a diverse organization, and… Read more

Paul Polman on the Importance of Diversity

Paul Polman on the Importance of Diversity

"For me, it is broader than just gender diversity. It really goes back to the simple principles of respect for everybody." Read more

Reinforcing the Need for Diversity in Latin America's Boardrooms

Reinforcing the Need for Diversity in Latin America's Boardrooms

Based on the progress and dynamics at play in five Latin American countries, we developed some actions to take to speed up progress. Read more

Leaders & Daughters 2019 Global Survey

Leaders & Daughters 2019 Global Survey

As the baby boomer generation transitions out of the workplace, Gen X and millennials are poised to make large-scale organizational change—but just how differently… Read more

To Accelerate CEO Diversity, Look to CMOs

To Accelerate CEO Diversity, Look to CMOs

Egon Zehnder’s Kristi Maynor discusses which C-Suite role exhibits key leadership factors most closely to the CEO. Read more

Power Moves

Power Moves

Insights and solutions from our over 30 events around the world in 2019 that you can employ in your organization and your own life. Read more

Celebrating Five Years of Leaders & Daughters

Celebrating Five Years of Leaders & Daughters

In 2019, we celebrate five years of convening Leaders & Daughters events, aimed to address the needs and requirements of the next generation of… Read more

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder: Our Commitment and Responsibility

We at Egon Zehnder passionately believe that diverse and inclusive leaders are able to create a better world where individuals and organizations not only grow; they thrive. It is central to our core values and fundamental belief that organizations deliver better performance when diverse voices are heard and individuals feel they belong. For this reason, we have created a global LGBTQ+ and allies community, created to celebrate, support, empower, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community within Egon Zehnder. ez+ is a place for anyone in the firm who identifies as LGBTQ+, gender nonconforming, and also anyone who identifies as an LGBTQ+ ally to come together, support each other, and explore the many ways to promote equality and diversity inside and outside of Egon Zehnder.

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All Diversity Initiatives

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder – Our Commitment and Responsibility

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder – Our Commitment and Responsibility

Diversity & Inclusion

Egon Zehnder is committed to celebrating, supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community globally. Read more

Brazil: Honoring The Best Female CEOs

Brazil: Honoring The Best Female CEOs

In partnership with Valor Economico, the main business newspaper in Brazil, Egon Zehnder recognizes outstanding female Brazilian leaders who can serve as role models… Read more

United Kingdom: The Enhanced Code of Conduct for Search Firms

United Kingdom: The Enhanced Code of Conduct for Search Firms

Egon Zehnder UK is among the first executive search firms accredited under The Enhanced Code of Conduct for recruitment practices leading to measurable success… Read more

Launch of ‘Independent Women Directors (IWD)’ project in Turkey

Launch of ‘Independent Women Directors (IWD)’ project in Turkey

Sabancı University (SU) celebrated the launch of its ‘Independent Women Directors (IWD)’ project aimed at increasing the number of independent women directors in Turkey… Read more

Egon Zehnder Joint Project Receives UN Recognition

Egon Zehnder Joint Project Receives UN Recognition

Egon Zehnder is a strategic partner of the ‘Independent Women Directors (IWD)’ project launched by Sabancı University (SU) in Istanbul, which aims to help… Read more

Italy: “In The Boardroom” Director Development

Italy: “In The Boardroom” Director Development

With Valore D, Italy’s leading association of businesses, Egon Zehnder offers a year-long program to train and develop the next generation of non-executive directors. Read more

WOMEN-20 Summit in Istanbul – Cagla Bekbolet Calls For Aspirational Targets

WOMEN-20 Summit in Istanbul – Cagla Bekbolet Calls For Aspirational Targets

Representatives of the Women-20 (W20) convened in Istanbul on 17-18 October to finalize a communique for G20 leaders ahead of their next meeting in… Read more

Turkey: Independent Women Directors (IWD) Project

Turkey: Independent Women Directors (IWD) Project

In 2012, Sabancı University (SU) celebrated the launch of its ‘Independent Women Directors (IWD)’ project aimed at increasing the number of independent women directors… Read more

Global Initiative: WIN Conferences

Global Initiative: WIN Conferences

Egon Zehnder sponsors the global conference of the Women’s International Network (WIN) and leads workshops at regional WIN events to help women succeed in… Read more

Global Initiative: “The Rising Talents Program”

Global Initiative: “The Rising Talents Program”

With Eurazeo, a leading listed investment company, Egon Zehnder invites young women to take part in The Rising Talents Program, which includes attending the… Read more

Leaders & Daughters

Leaders & Daughters

Each year, we bring together highly accomplished leaders and their daughters and mentees to address the opportunities, challenges, obstacles and ideals of women leaders… Read more

To My Daughter

To My Daughter

Our To My Daughter campaign, which began in 2017, is a worldwide movement in which fathers, mothers and mentors worldwide write letters of guidance… Read more

Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who’s Really on Board?

Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who’s Really on Board?

At Egon Zehnder, we have tracked gender and international diversity on boards around the world for the past 14 years. With the release of… Read more

The Guardian - EU to Propose Enforcing 40% Quota for Women on Company Boards

The Guardian - EU to Propose Enforcing 40% Quota for Women on Company Boards

The European commission is to push for a quota for women on company boards to address the slow progress to gender equality in the… Read more

NOAH Conference

NOAH Conference

Egon Zehnder is honored to be a partner of the 2016 NOAH Conference. The target audience spans from entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, networkers to… Read more

Global Board Diversity

Global Board Diversity

The Egon Zehnder 2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis (GBDA) is the most comprehensive to date, evaluating board data from 1,491 public companies with market… Read more

The CEO: A Personal Reflection

The CEO: A Personal Reflection

While CEOs have been studied and surveyed many times, past projects have not focused on the human side of the CEO, or the critical… Read more

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