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Media Coverage Highlights – 2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis

Handelsblatt – Leaders Need Bold Vision to Banish Uncertainty

Handelsblatt – Leaders Need Bold Vision to Banish Uncertainty

CEO Search & Succession

“Leading a company is definitely a lot more difficult now thanks to rising volatility and insecurity,” warns Michael Ensser, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder,… Read more

Fast Company – Board Chairs Drive Gender Diversity

Fast Company – Board Chairs Drive Gender Diversity

Why is progress with gender diversity disappointingly slow, asks Fast Company? Diversity is often led by a board chair, according to Egon Zehnder’s 2016… Read more

Forbes Magazine – Pace of Business Change Outstrips Progress in Gender Diversity

Forbes Magazine – Pace of Business Change Outstrips Progress in Gender Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

Gender parity internationally is picking up, with women occupying 19% of board seats of the largest companies in 2016 versus 14% in 2012, reports… Read more

Fortune – Diversity: Why Are US Boards Lagging Behind?

Fortune – Diversity: Why Are US Boards Lagging Behind?

Diversity & Inclusion

An early champion of diversifying corporate culture, the US has fallen behind much of the developed world over the past four years, according to… Read more

Financial Times – UK Loses Board Diversity Momentum

Financial Times – UK Loses Board Diversity Momentum

Diversity & Inclusion

The gender diversity dynamic at board level lost impetus in the UK last year, reports the Financial Times. Read more

Financial Times – Study Bears Mixed News for Board Diversity Advocates

Financial Times – Study Bears Mixed News for Board Diversity Advocates

Board Advisory

There was mixed news for supporters of gender diversity on corporate boards this week, reports the Financial Times. Read more

Handelszeitung – On-the-Job Expertise and Networks Needed More Than MBAs

Handelszeitung – On-the-Job Expertise and Networks Needed More Than MBAs

Professional experience, and especially specialist expertise, is now more important than theoretical knowledge, says Egon Zehnder’s Philippe Hertig. Read more

Bilanz – Switzerland Sees Steady Rise in Board Gender Diversity

Bilanz – Switzerland Sees Steady Rise in Board Gender Diversity

The number of women on boards is growing steadily both in Switzerland and worldwide, reports the Swiss Economics magazine Bilanz. According to Egon Zehnder’s… Read more

Inc.com – US Firms Have to Work Harder to Fill Female Talent Pipeline

Inc.com – US Firms Have to Work Harder to Fill Female Talent Pipeline

Diversity & Inclusion

Why are large US public companies struggling to get more women onto their boards, asks Inc.com? A new report by Egon Zehnder finds that… Read more

International Business Times – US Boards Need Alternatives to Gender Diversity Quotas

International Business Times – US Boards Need Alternatives to Gender Diversity Quotas

Diversity & Inclusion

The percentage of female board members in the US dropped in 2016, reports the International Business Times. Out of 44 nations, the US ranked… Read more

The Independent – UK Boards Fighting First-Time Dip in Gender Diversity

The Independent – UK Boards Fighting First-Time Dip in Gender Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

Just 29 percent of new UK board recruits were women in 2016, down from 32.1 percent in 2014 and 31.6 percent in 2012, reports… Read more

SRF – Demand for Chief Digital Officers Soars

SRF – Demand for Chief Digital Officers Soars

Large European companies are rushing to appoint Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), reports the Swiss broadcaster SRF. But digital leadership talent is a rare commodity.… Read more

BBC.com – Helping Women Clear Career Break Hurdles and Return to Work

BBC.com – Helping Women Clear Career Break Hurdles and Return to Work

Diversity & Inclusion

Vodafone recently announced plans to actively recruit women on career breaks, many of whom have left their jobs to have children, reports BBC.com. Read more

BBC Today – Role Model Women Returning to Work Inspire Others

BBC Today – Role Model Women Returning to Work Inspire Others

Diversity & Inclusion

In an interview with BBC’s Today, Fiona Packman greets Vodafone’s plans to help more women return to work after taking time out to have… Read more

Financial Times – Take a Brave Approach to Boosting Diversity

Financial Times – Take a Brave Approach to Boosting Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

How can companies do more to promote gender diversity, asks the Financial Times? Setting specific diversity goals and measuring progress towards them is a… Read more

Financial Times – How Can Women Leaders Craft a C-Suite Career

Financial Times – How Can Women Leaders Craft a C-Suite Career

Diversity & Inclusion

What is the right route to the top for ambitious women leaders? Female executives are usually told that P&L, with its implied responsibility for… Read more

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