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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.

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At this year’s The Next Web conference, which focused on the changing nature of work in a digital world, Heidrick & Struggles presented its initial research findings on the boardroom of the future and its challenges and priorities over the next five years.

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In this podcast, Alexis Nasard, CEO of Bata, discusses how the 124-year-old global footwear company stays adaptable and agile and uses strategic planning to win the retail innovation race.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ annual survey of private capital executives working in Europe highlights the most recent compensation data and trends for a range of investment professionals across the region.

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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.

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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.

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In this podcast, Piet Coelewij, CEO of Wehkamp, discusses the company’s transformation into a full e-commerce business and how having the right talent and culture in place has been key to its success.

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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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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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In our latest podcast, Peter Weckesser, digital transformation officer for Airbus Defence and Space, discusses how the firm is navigating continuous disruption.

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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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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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The rising generation of life sciences executives in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden will take the helm at a time of great opportunity and even greater challenges for the industry. Will they be up to the job?

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A combination of heightened customer expectations and sweeping technological change—including advances in next-generation robotics and virtual reality—are poised to transform the way the real-estate industry operates.

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To compete for a crucial contract, a services unit at Alstom Transport needed to make transformation sustainable in the long term. Its improvement offers lessons for senior managers in how to secure lasting change.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ fifth annual survey of private capital executives working in Europe highlights the most recent compensation data and trends for a range of investment professionals across the region.

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The destination may be the same, but research suggests that the path to the corner office is different in France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ inaugural survey of private capital professionals in the Nordic region highlights recent compensation data and trends.

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Private equity professionals looking to maximize returns are outmaneuvering competitors by reducing time to value in their portfolios at each stage of the investment cycle. Bain Capital’s experience demonstrates how fund managers can accelerate the performance of their portfolio companies.

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