Egon Zehnder joined Out Leadership in 2021 and has been an incredible partner in the time since. The firm is a major proponent of Corporate Board Diversity and is a 2022 and 2023 sponsor of our OutQUORUM research. Our 2022 “Visibility Counts” report on “The LGBTQ+ Board Leadership Opportunity” is cited in their Global Board Diversity tracker — which tracks board diversity across gender, race, ethnicity, and LGBTQ+ identity.
The tracker also reports that boards that prioritize diverse representation are also contributing to advancing their organizations’ overall environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agendas. Last week, the firm hosted our New York ESG Dinner, which brought together individuals from various positions and industries to discuss the inclusion of LGBTQ+ diversity in corporate governance (board proxy statements, for example) in addition to both social and human capital.
Egon Zehnder’s outgoing Global Chairwoman Jill Ader spoke at our 2021 and 2022 OutQUORUM Summits, highlighting the role talent search firms can play in increasing corporate board diversity.
As an executive search firm, Egon Zehnder’s capabilities and expertise provide unparalleled support for advancing LGBTQ+ board diversity. Egon Zehnder is the first (and still only) executive search firm to join Out Leadership’s member network and was a founding partner of our OutQUORUM research.