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Het Financieele Dagblad – Wanted: A Mixed Board of Supervisory Directors

In 2017, Het Financieele Dagblad selected sixteen young supervisors for a study on what drives them, what they expect from their organizations, and in what ways they differ from their more experienced colleagues.

Handelszeitung – Pharma: Making Diversity Part of the Business Model

“Gender diversity works when it is part of a business model,” notes Egon Zehnder’s Simone Stebler in Swiss daily Handelszeitung.

Hürriyet – Turkey's Women Leaders In the Wings

Turkey is still trailing behind Europe and the USA when it comes to women leaders, reports the Turkish daily Hürriyet.

CNNMoney Switzerland – Persistence is Key to Success in Gender Diversity Initiatives

Simone Stebler, an Egon Zehnder consultant and one of the leading experts on diversity and inclusion in Switzerland, sat down with CNNMoney Switzerland to discuss her ideas about how women can break the glass ceiling.

Take These 3 Steps to Ensure the Leadership Pipeline is Balanced

In my work in executive search, it is blessedly rare these days for discussions about leadership or board succession NOT to include the topic of diversity. The frequency and comfort level many corporate leaders now have discussing diversity is something to celebrate in and of itself.

Investors Turn Up the Heat on Boardroom Gender Diversity

Over the past year, several sizable pension funds and proxy advisory firms have taken a more aggressive stance on gender diversity in the boardroom, threatening to withhold votes or even mount an opposition slate at companies thought to be making insufficient progress on this issue.

Forbes – Private Equity Has Something To Add To The Diversity Discussion. Yes, Really

At the Forbes Leadership Forum on Private Equity, Charles Gray, co-leader of Egon Zehnder’s US Diversity Practice with a special focus on Private Equity, recently contributed to the discussion on diversity, arguing that while Private Equity does not have the best record on diverse hiring, it does have a type of “evergreen hiring” that we can all learn from: Building great talent pipelines by forging strong relationships with promising candidates – before they’re even candidates.

The Guardian - EU to Propose Enforcing 40% Quota for Women on Company Boards

The European commission is to push for a quota for women on company boards to address the slow progress to gender equality in the senior ranks of publicly listed businesses. Previous attempts by the EU’s executive to set a 40% goal for women in the top ranks of listed companies have been blocked by Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden overs fears that Brussels was overreaching into domestic affairs. Hungary and Poland have opposed the move on ideological grounds.

Mind the Gap: Unintended Consequences?

New York City has a new law (Intro. 1253) that went into effect this month, preventing employers and talent advisors from seeking salary information from prospective employees (unless voluntarily provided or subject to public disclosure by law).

NYC Salary History Ban is Positive Momentum, but We Must do More to Equalize Gender Pay

New York City has become the latest in the list of cities and states that are implementing new policies directly aimed at leveling the playing field, making it illegal for companies and organizations recruiting on behalf of a company to ask for the salary history of job candidates.

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