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The Better Question – How Can More Women Become Architects of the Digital World?

Despite digital as a concept being gender-agnostic, the workforce that sits behind the design and execution, and implementation, has a bias toward men.

Building or Overhauling Your Start-up Board

Early stage companies tend to be innovative, entrepreneurial and willing to take risks. The founders of these companies often view a corporate Board as the construct that comes in to stall their innovative spirit; the equivalent of your parents accompanying you on your first date.

Think Like An Activist

Activist proposals have long been viewed as something to resist, even fear, but a new strain of thinking has become part of the debate. Boards are now looking at activist themes to inspire their own actions – as both an offense and defense strategy.

Forbes – Why Diverse Boards Matter

Having a diverse board is more just than a matter of optics.

Harvard Business Review – You’ve Committed to Increasing Gender Diversity on Your Board. Here’s How to Make it Happen.

Boards can’t just add one woman and expect real change in the way they operate. You need at least three female directors, a critical mass that Egon Zehnder calls the “magic number” in its 2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker. With at least two female colleagues, women are more likely to speak up and be heard.

The Biggest Missed Opportunity at Davos: Forging Real Connections

As a second-time invitee to the World Economic Forum in Davos and the new Chair of Egon Zehnder, Jill Ader discusses an overlooked opportunity at the world's most exclusive event.

2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who's Really On Board?

Egon Zehnder tracked gender and international diversity on boards around the world for the past 14 years. Where do 44 countries stack up?

De Tijd – There Are Barely Any Women at the Helm of Startups

The Belgian tech startup landscape is still predominantly controlled by men. In 86% of the capital rounds implemented this year, no women were on boards. Three quarters of board positions still go to men according to a global study by leadership consultancy Egon Zehnder.

Australian Financial Review – Boardroom Gender Equality Will Never Happen at This Rate

While some progress has been made, the vast majority of board positions still go to men. Gender equality on boards will never be achieved if the current appointment rates continue, a report by Egon Zehnder has found.

Financial Times – More women needed on boards, says UK’s biggest pension scheme

Egon Zehnder conducted a global study of board and senior executive roles at 1,610 public companies. It found that just over one in five board seats were occupied by women, but more than seven in 10 new positions were going to men.

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