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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on 13 December 2012.

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 publicly-listed companies prioritize women when nominating independent directors.

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 Turkey in November. Formed under the Turkish term presidency of the G20, the W20 was set up as a G20 engagement group to promote global gender-inclusive economic growth.

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.

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