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While gender diversity on large-cap Australian boards is approaching the AICD’s goal of 30% female representation, small-cap boards are lagging.

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

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Interviews with more than 50 Australian investors provide a candid view of investors’ perceived gaps in board performance as well as a template for how boards can improve.

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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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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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Nonprofit organizations and associations play a critical role in society. A survey of their board members identifies a number of strengths—and one glaring weakness.

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Camber Outdoors’ “CEO Pledge” is helping companies improve outcomes for women in the outdoor industry. Learn more in our interviews with the current or former CEOs of Brooks Running Company, Burton Snowboards, CamelBak, and REI.

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In 2016, Fortune 500 boards, which filled a record number of seats, made strides toward greater diversity, appointing more Hispanic directors than ever. But women directors lost ground. Learn more about the latest trends in board composition and experience in this year’s Board Monitor.

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A survey of association and nonprofit board members explores what motivates directors to serve, how directors view their roles, and how the organizations they support can improve their experience.

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Heidrick & Struggles is a proud sponsor for the 2017 NACD Global Leaders Summit, the largest director forum in the world.

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Heidrick & Struggles sponsors the 23rd Annual Stanford Directors’ College in conjunction with the Stanford Law School.

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Hong Kong’s slow progress does not compare favorably with global counterparts. A report from Community Business and Heidrick & Struggles highlights the stark challenges—and what it will take to improve.

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By forgoing leisurely onboarding and induction processes, boards can ensure directors get off to a fast start.

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Surprising as it sounds, many executives fail to grasp how diversity is relevant to meeting their day-to-day responsibilities. Time for that to change.

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Given current and future trends, the demand is likely to rise significantly in the coming years for the formidable competencies that healthcare leaders possess—and the talent pool is deep.

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The digital revolution has big implications for boards. The best of them are already working hard to bolster their digital know-how.

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The best nominating committees look beyond traditional pools of talent, astutely assess candidate readiness, and thoroughly prepare to defend nominees’ business and cultural fit with the entire board.

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The chief information security officer (CISO) has emerged as an important C-suite role, and a hard one to fill—particularly in Europe.

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Heidrick & Struggles sponsors the 22nd Annual Stanford Directors’ College in conjunction with the Stanford Law School.

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