Why Insiders Matter

Why the Focus on White Men? And on Developing Leadership by Building Inclusion? Our company, White Men as Full Diversity Partners, got started almost 25 years ago because we noticed a pattern in leadership responsibility, regardless of industry, as it pertained to diversity and inclusion that continues today. Almost always, the groups most ill-affected by […]

Accountability But Not Justice

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION CHECKLIST In 2020, the United States experienced a series of reckonings, from continued racial injustice to the devastating but unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest employer in the nation, encompassing agencies that affect every aspect of life in the U.S., the federal government has the opportunity to be […]

Women’s Inclusion Representation in the Financial Services Industry

Jiat-Hui Wu and Samantha Ghiotti discuss women’s representation in the financial services industry, both from the practitioner and the recruitment sides. In this conversation, Heidrick & Struggles’ Jiat-Hui Wu speaks to Samantha Ghiotti, an entrepreneur, investor, executive, and current non-executive director at Bridgetown 3, a SPAC sponsored by Richard Li and Peter Thiel. The two […]

Diversity wins

Diversity wins How inclusion matters The business case for inclusion and diversity is growing stronger than ever The business case for inclusion and diversity is growing stronger than ever While companies have been slow to make significant progress, a close look at “diversity winners” shows that a systematic business-led approach and bold, concerted action on […]

For mothers in the workplace, a year (and counting) like no other

As Mother’s Day approaches, we look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a reckoning between career ambitions and family aspirations for many women, and what companies can do to help them. Working mothers are a resilient group, accustomed to juggling work responsibilities and family time with aplomb. Before the COVID-19 crisis, they had slowly […]

Diversity still matters

COVID-19 is confronting companies around the world with a daunting degree of disruption. In the immediate term, some face devastating losses of revenue, dislocations to operations and supply chains, and challenges to liquidity and solvency. Others are coping with enormous unexpected spikes in demand. In the medium term, we can expect material and lasting shifts […]

COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects

As COVID-19 continues to affect lives and livelihoods around the world, we can already see that the pandemic and its economic fallout are having a regressive effect on gender equality. By our calculation, women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s jobs. Women make up 39 percent of global employment but […]

US Hispanic and Latino lives and livelihoods in the recovery from COVID-19

Hispanics and Latinos are key to the US recovery but have been damaged disproportionately by the pandemic. Targeted interventions are required to improve their health and economic outcomes. That the COVID-19 crisis shines a spotlight on socioeconomic inequities in the United States is not news. In particular, the 60 million Hispanics and Latinos in the […]

THE RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAD

DIVERSITY IN EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND LEADERSHIP CONSULTING Diversity has long been a cornerstone of the profession, but something changed in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. “It was almost like a sledgehammer to the head, a wake-up call to the opportunity we had as a profession to truly be […]

CLIENTS CALLING: HIRING LEADERS WHO CAN DRIVE CHANGE

Digital transformation and the pace of change are not new. Leading through transformation at a breakneck pace in the midst of a global pandemic, however, is unprecedented. In a 2021 survey of executive search and leadership consultants, AESC asked its members what topics their clients are discussing the most. The top response by a decisive […]