Egon Zehnder is deeply committed to Diversity and Inclusion, actively supporting and leading diversity initiatives worldwide.
Leaders and Daughters 2017
Last year, to mark International Women’s Day, Egon Zehnder launched the Leaders & Daughters event series to bring generations of leaders together. Our goal: learning from both accomplished leaders and their daughters how we might collectively pave a better future for the next generation of professional women. In 2017, we have expanded our ambition; we again celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting Leaders & Daughters events in more than 40 cities worldwide.
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 Plan for organizations to accelerate the pace of change in gender parity across senior executive roles.
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 in Turkey.
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 Women’s Forum Global Meeting held in Deauville and membership in The Rising Talents Network.
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 their careers.
Global Initiative: Catalyst
Catalyst is the leading global non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.
United Kingdom: Egon Zehnder UK commits to 25 female FTSE 100 CEOs by 2025
In September 2014, Egon Zehnder UK publicly committed to “25by25” – a target of 25 female chief executives of FTSE 100 companies by 2025, a five-fold increase.
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 in increasing gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards.
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.
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 to young female talent.
Egon Zehnder's Ayşe Güçlü Onur co-founds Initiative to Help Women Return to Work
Egon Zehnder consultant Ayşe Güçlü Onur, is co-founder of YenidenBiz, a non-profit organization that aims to help Turkish women return to work after extended career breaks.