The leading provider of executive search and leadership consulting, Heidrick & Struggles, has announced the launch of ‘The Leadership Network’, a forum for female senior executives who aspire to achieve C-Suite status.
More than 130 females from government, industry and the not-for-profit sector were in attendance the inaugural event held on October 12, where a panel discussion touched on the trend for women executives who might otherwise have a path to C-Suite roles opting instead for so-called “plural careers”—accepting multiple non-executive director roles — whereby making them unavailable for the highest executive positions.
A partner at Heidrick & Struggles, Jenni Hibbert said: “The launch of the Leadership Network helps address the need to create and support a sustainable talent pipeline for senior women leaders in business. It is an invitation-only forum for female C-suite leaders and our objective is to offer senior women across all sectors the opportunity to enhance their professional development, exchange ideas and share learning with their peers.”
Sitting alongside the Heidrick & Struggles’ Board Network, ‘The Leadership Network’ recognises senior and diverse leadership to be an important requirement for succession planning; therefore, a real opportunity is available to provide leadership on how organisations can retain, develop and engage their female talent pipeline.
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