Ethnic Diversity Engagement Network

Mission

The Ethnic Diversity Engagement Network (EDEN) is a newly created initiative in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, which focuses on driving engagement within our diverse community. EDEN is an Employee Resource Group which is open to all like-minded individuals who believe ethnic diversity is to be celebrated, supported and lived within our European network. We know intuitively that diversity matters and makes Heidrick & Struggles a better place to work.

Vision

A 2015 McKinsey study shows that companies with superior racial, ethnic, and gender diversity experience are more likely to have better financial returns than their average industry per. With this in mind, EDEN has been tasked to act as a think-tank to influence change and stimulate improvement within our firm.

EDEN also acts as a support network for employees, providing mentoring, support, and developmental events.

 Heidrick & Struggles - EDEN

Leaders of the Ethnic Diversity Engagement Network

Asia Pacific

Arun Das Mahapatra

Chairman and Partner-in-Charge, Bangalore

amahapatra@heidrick.com

Europe

Niren Thanky

Partner, Life and Science Practice, London

nthanky@heidrick.com

Elena Mariggi

Practice Manager, Financial Services, London

emariggi@heidrick.com

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