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Diversity & Inclusion

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.
     

Our Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

Accessing and developing diverse talent is fundamental to the success of Egon Zehnder, our clients and our candidates. We believe that diverse and inclusive…

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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.
 

 

Diversity & Inclusion Consultants

Cynthia Soledad

Cynthia Soledad

Chicago

Global 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… Read more

Karoline Vinsrygg

Karoline Vinsrygg

London

Global Lead

Karoline Vinsrygg leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Practice in the UK. She advises boards and CEOs across sectors on their talent and succession agendas… Read more

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… Read more

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Head, Global Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice, a leader in the Digital Practice and serves… Read more

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis leads Egon Zehnder’s Accelerated Integration Practice and co-led the development of the firm’s proprietary approach to this and to… Read more

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… Read more

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is active across Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital work. While drawing on her strong background in professional… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Alison Lohr

Alison Lohr

Atlanta

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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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. Read more

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

Dallas

As leader of the Global Industrial Practice and a core member of the CEO Succession and Board Consulting practice… Read more

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… Read more

Celebrating Five Years of Leaders & Daughters

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?

Be part of the movement

Thought Leadership on Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity Initiatives

Diversity Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion

Accessing and developing diverse talent is fundamental to the success of Egon Zehnder, our clients and our candidates. We believe that diverse and inclusive… Read more

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder – Our Commitment and Responsibility

LGBTQ+ at Egon Zehnder – Our Commitment and Responsibility

Diversity & Inclusion

Egon Zehnder is committed to celebrating, supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community globally. Read more

Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Stands Against Racism, Discrimination, and Social Injustice

Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Stands Against Racism, Discrimination, and Social Injustice

Diversity & Inclusion

Egon Zehnder Chaiwoman Jill Ader shares her response to the death of George Floyd and the protests happening across both the United States and… Read more

Egon Zehnder Stands Against Racism, Discrimination, and Social Injustice

Egon Zehnder Stands Against Racism, Discrimination, and Social Injustice

Diversity & Inclusion

"Our firm’s purpose is Leadership for a Better World, and what we are facing today is a leadership void." Read more

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