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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are integral to the success of businesses today. It is well-established that companies with diverse workforces are more likely to financially outperform their peers and excel in areas ranging from employee retention to innovation. Leveraging different perspectives contributes to a more complete understanding of opportunities and issues, fostering better decision-making and competitive advantages.

We are committed to advancing DE&I in leadership. Actively partnering with our clients to help advance their diversity and inclusion objectives, we focus on equity and equality when presenting candidates, with the goal of increasing the representation of historically under-represented and under-resourced groups in senior leadership roles. Our reputation as the firm of choice for CEO and board recruitment enables us to attract the most qualified senior executive talent of all genders, nationalities, racial and ethnic origins, and the LGTBQA+ spectrum.

Our partnerships

We partner with organizations around the globe focused on improving DE&I, including:

1000 black interns
AADF
AESC
 
CEO Action
Change the Race Ratio
Chief Executive Women
 
Diligent
KPMG
MLT
 
Paradigm for Parity
WCD
Women’s Forum
 

We are committed to your success.

We have a strong track record of helping companies build diverse, dynamic leadership teams. Each year, we place on average 1,000 diverse candidates into senior executive roles and more than 300 in board director roles. We placed 15 of Fortune’s 50 “Most Powerful Women” into executive or corporate board positions and four out of the five female CEOs on the FTSE 100. One-third of our placements at the president, CEO and COO levels are diverse.
To mitigate unconscious bias, our consultants are trained in competency-based interviewing techniques, employment law and diversity awareness. We use consistent data-driven evaluation criteria for all candidates, focusing on the skills, behaviors and capabilities needed to succeed in a role and within the culture, versus impressions or feelings.
We have strong relationships with senior executives across the spectrum of gender and sexual orientation, and from a diverse range of ethnicities, nationalities and cultural backgrounds who trust us to bring them career opportunities that represent a good fit with their capabilities and ambitions. We proactively track Fortune 1000 executives, giving us unparalleled knowledge of top leaders globally.