Women leaders are nothing new in Russian society. In the past five years, the number of top 100 Russian companies that have women directors on their supervisory boards has increased from 42% to 55%. This fact was also illustrated by the roster of female executives at boardroom level who joined Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters breakfast panel. The elite event, held in closed session to encourage frank and open discussion, included only two men among the 18 invitees, plus two Egon Zehnder male consultants. Meanwhile, almost all the women had senior roles at major Russian or global companies, including Google, Microsoft, Visa International and Avon.