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Two criteria are critical for organizations to win in today’s competitive, fast-moving environment: First, build agile, high-performing teams; and second, create a culture of innovation in which these teams can operate.  

We believe that both goals require diverse corporate cultures. Innovation happens by bringing together individuals who share a common purpose but who have diverse outlooks and approaches. When employees feel their contributions are valued, they feel confident presenting their ideas, no matter how radical.  

At Egon Zehnder, our Diversity and Inclusion Practice works with clients across industries and regions to build diverse leadership teams in inclusive cultures by addressing recruitment, integration, and development practices for diverse talent. We believe inclusive organizations with diverse leadership at the top get more out of their talent and therefore deliver better performance. 

Recruitment: We help clients consider what types of diverse talent would add to their cultures. We help them map diverse talent, create bespoke strategic introduction programs, and build diverse candidate slates. 

Integration: Our accelerated integration and team effectiveness tools are uniquely helpful when integrating diverse talent into a new organization or a new role. Investing time identifying and working through gaps between a new leader’s approach and that of the team or culture she joins is critical to help ensure successful onboarding for both the leader and the team.  

Development: Our proprietary Potential Model helps identify diverse talent with the essential attributes needed to advance into leadership roles of greater scope and complexity. We help our clients build succession plans that are inclusive of diverse candidates using Potential Assessments as well as leadership development plans and talent management systems.  

As leadership advisors, we take our role in helping guide and craft diverse, inclusive cultures with our clients very seriously, and we have made bold and public commitments to that end. Our Leaders and Daughters Initiative is an annual global forum inviting today’s leaders to create a more inclusive environment for the next generation of female leaders — their daughters and mentees. Our 25 by 25 Initiative partners with clients and candidates to reach the goal of 25 female CEOs of FTSE 100 companies by 2025. We have established partnerships with diversity and inclusion practitioners around the globe — Catalyst, Paradigm for Parity, the 30% Club, and the Executive Leadership Council, to name a few. Together with our clients and our partners, we are changing the face of global corporate leadership — for the better. You can view Egon Zehnder's commitment to diversity and diversity initiatives here.

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Karoline Vinsrygg

Karoline Vinsrygg

London

Global Lead

Karoline Vinsrygg leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Practice in the UK. She advises boards and CEOs of industrial and b2b services companies on their talent…

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

US Lead

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in North America and is an active member of the Private…

Cynthia Soledad

Cynthia Soledad

Chicago

US Lead

Cynthia Soledad, based in Chicago, coleads Egon Zehnder’s Diversity and Inclusion Practice and is an active member of the firm’s Consumer and Chief…

Francisco Paret

Francisco Paret

New York

Francisco Paret, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice in the Americas and is also active in the firm’s FinTech…

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Global Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice…

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

Lisa Blais leads Egon Zehnder’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Boston Office…

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, leads the firm’s Leadership Advisory practice. He was Egon Zehnder’s U. S. Managing Partner from 2010 to 2016 and…

Alison Lohr

Alison Lohr

Atlanta

Alison Lohr, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Products Practice.

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice. She is a trusted advisor to clients…

Hinesh Patel

Hinesh Patel

Chicago

Hinesh Patel, a senior-consultant based in Chicago, is deeply experienced in general management for global companies, with particular strengths in…

Angel Gallinal

Angel Gallinal

Miami

Angel V. Gallinal, based in Miami, draws on 17 years of experience as an advisor to companies seeking to attract, develop…

Gabriela Carvalho

Gabriela Carvalho

Miami

Gabi Carvalho, based in Miami, heads the Global Retail Financial Services Practice, focusing on payments, retail banking, insurance, and asset…

German Herrera

German Herrera

Miami

As Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory Practice Global Co-leader, German assists families, owners, and managers in navigating the challenges of…

Le Ly

Le Ly

Dallas

Le Ly is based in Dallas and is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health and Consumer practices with expertise in supply chain and operations.

Chris Patrick

Chris Patrick

Dallas

Chris Patrick is the Global Head of Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice. Based in Dallas, he advises CEOs and boards on recruitment,…

Rajiv Lulla

Rajiv Lulla

Dallas

Rajiv Lulla is passionate about artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, along with rise of Industry 4.0, and enjoys harnessing…

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This year’s Leaders & Daughter's Theme – Power Moves: A New Generation of Women Transforms Leadership – addresses how emerging generations sees the world differently. As older generations leaves the workforce, how will this shift in power and perspective reshape organizations?

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