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Despite recent progress, the position of board chair is still rarely held by women. We spoke with a number of current and former female chairs at large companies around the world on their experience getting the top job and how to thrive in the role.
In this podcast, Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, discusses the importance of China’s manufacturing industry for the company’s competitiveness and how doing business in China differs from operating in the Western world.
In this podcast, Robert Ronneberger, vice president for Asia at BlackRock, discusses how the company is promoting LGBTQ rights in Asia and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Board diversity is at an all-time high—but there’s a long way to go. In this 10th anniversary Board Monitor report, we examine decade-long trends in board appointments and explore the potential for increased diversity over the next 10 years.
More and more fintechs are seeking COOs, but figuring out who’s right for the role is harder than it seems.
Uncertain times call for adaptive strategic leaders. Six key skills are necessary for leaders to effectively navigate the unknown and think strategically.
A series of panel discussions at the annual conference focused on issues of cybersecurity and trust, the importance of having the right talent in the right places, leading complex organizations, and the increasing services trade, among other pressing topics for academic, corporate, and governmental leaders.
New CEOs often struggle to hit the ground running. Executives who follow five steps can accelerate their progress toward becoming effective leaders of their organization.
Heidrick & Struggles’ survey of senior executives in healthcare and life sciences reveals top drivers of disruption and potential solutions.
The role of the CHRO is changing fast. We offer five lessons from some of the world’s most digitally enabled human resources leaders.
In this podcast, Doug Jackson, former CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), discusses his 35 years within the Coca-Cola system and his journey as a leader, including his friendship with Nelson Mandela and the leadership lessons he learned from him.
Fast-growing, disruptive fintechs could make big leaps by strategically adding board members with operational experience as well as backgrounds in finance, technology, regulatory, and general management. Throw in time as an investor, and you might have found the ideal fintech board member.
Our second annual profile of new independent directors at the largest British, French, and German companies captures the evolution of European boards at a time of continuing uncertainty in the region and around the world.
For the first time, Heidrick & Struggles expands our annual analysis of incoming board directors to the Asia Pacific region, tracking industry experience and diversity in gender and nationality, among other findings, in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore.
The destination may be the same, but research suggests that the path to the corner office varies across 12 Western European countries and the United States.
The case for more women executives and board directors is stronger than ever, as female representation not only is essential for the realization of gender equality but also helps improve financial returns.
With a few changes, any team can increase its speed and effectiveness.
The Conference Board’s latest annual report, developed in collaboration with Heidrick & Struggles, tracks key trends in CEO succession practices at S&P 500 companies.
While gender diversity on large-cap Australian boards is approaching the AICD’s goal of 30% female representation, small-cap boards are lagging.