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Financial Director – CFOs: Leaving a Talent Diversity Legacy
A new benchmark for a CFO’s achievements, especially in the key area of diversity, is who steps into their shoes. “Increasingly a measure of success we apply to the CFO is the legacy he or she leaves behind, and a key part of that is to have at least one successor. If he or she is serious about diversity, there should be at least one female successor,” writes Egon Zehnder consultant Cagla Bekbolet in Financial Director. In her view, adopting a more proactive approach to career-building is essential in finance. “Candidates of both sexes need to think more strategically about building their careers as a set of commercial experiences which, in the right combination, could take them to the top,” Bekbolet concludes.
Full story: Cagla Bekbolet: #FDYP 2015: Legacy of talent diversity crucial for a successful CFO in Financial Director (20 May 2015).