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More than 38% of all independent board seats filled by Fortune 500 companies in 2017 went to women. That’s the largest percentage of new female directors since we began tracking the figure in 2009—yet progress remains slow.

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The demands of the CHRO role have changed drastically in the past five years. Today, the CHRO has become a next-generation chief transformation officer. What qualities do CHROs need to succeed?

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Heidrick & Struggles’ Journey to the Top leadership forum in Shanghai, China, brought together female leaders from major international life sciences companies to explore the path to leadership for aspiring women.

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Join our upcoming webinar to hear a live case study on how Merck, a leading healthcare and life science company, strengthened their leadership pipeline and developed an agile team of high-performing executives.

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Future-proofing business success involves maximizing the benefits of creative destruction and addressing five key challenges.

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Four senior leaders share their insights and experiences on work—and life—after moving on from their high-profile roles.

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CHROs who work well with their CEOs have a lasting impact on the business.

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Executives who view small changes in isolation risk missing their much larger potential for global impact.

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Heidrick & Struggles expands our annual analysis of incoming board directors to Europe, tracking industry experience and diversity in gender and nationality in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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The view from the C-suite still looks nothing like the diverse world outside, so how can leaders address this?

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The first step on the path to organizational change may be as simple as asking, “Why do we do it that way?”

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Insurance companies are underestimating the scope and pace of digital disruption in their industry. Finding the right digital talent and capabilities will be key to meeting customer expectations and capturing the full value of digital.

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In this podcast, Steven Overman, chief marketing officer at Kodak, discusses the challenges posed by disruption and how best to confront them.

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A series of panel discussions at Stanford suggest that the sources of instability are multiplying for both companies and countries. Success will require a sharper focus on the development of human capital—and the concerted application of technology to solve complex problems.

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The blockbuster film excels at depicting women of color in positions of authority, presenting a welcome new narrative of representation and empowerment still lacking in many corporations. By addressing some key issues at play, hiring managers can help to effect change.

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Heidrick & Struggles is proud sponsor of the Changeboard Future Talent Conference 2018, taking place at The Royal Geographic Society in London on March 22, 2018.

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, leaders should consider taking these simple steps to champion change and promote gender parity in their organizations.

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Ensure a smoother transition and increase your chances of success in your new role. Here’s how.

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In our latest podcast, Jørn Lyseggen, founder and CEO of Meltwater, discusses the power of digital data to dramatically speed up decision making for businesses.

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Achieving gender parity in the upper echelons of the European financial services sector is proving difficult. One particularly effective tactic—individual sponsorship—is often overlooked.

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