Diligent Modern Leadership Initiative Adds New Partners to Advance Gender Equality in Leadership Positions in Europe
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Diligent Corporation, the global leader in governance, risk and SaaS compliance, today announced the addition of four new partners, all based in Spain – Esade Center for Corporate Governance, Fundación Woman Forward, Instituto de Gobernanza Empresarial and WomenCEO – in its growth Modern leadership initiative, which was created to further increase diverse representation in global companies at the executive and board levels.
These organizations are committed to promoting best corporate governance practices, including increasing diversity and inclusion. According to research conducted by the Diligent Institute, men currently occupy about three times as many managerial positions as women. the Modern leadership , which aims to improve this statistic, helps companies measure and report on diversity as part of their environmental, social and governance strategy.
“Esade’s Center for Corporate Governance is deeply passionate about the role women play in the success and growth of companies,” said Mario Lara, Director of Esade Madrid and the Center for Corporate Governance. “Progress in achieving equality at the board and senior management level is still far from where it should be, which is why global initiatives like Diligent’s Modern leadership are vital in changing the landscape and the trajectory of women leaders. ”
The new Spanish organizations joining the Modern leadership the initiative includes:
Esade Center for Corporate Governance – The Center for Corporate Governance, together with the Esade Alumni Club of Directors, aims to become a leading reference center in the field of corporate governance in Spain. The Esade alumni network is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world, comprising over 60,000 members in 118 countries.
Fundación Woman Forward – The foundation is a non-profit institution that promotes women’s empowerment, gender equality and diversity, using training and research. Woman Forward encourages and helps strengthen the role of women in business.
Instituto de Gobernanza Empresarial – The Institute of Corporate Governance provides training and networking opportunities, and disseminates research to promote a corporate culture committed to corporate governance.
WomenCEO – WomenCEO aims to make women visible on the board of directors while demonstrating the need to rely on them in the economic and social spheres. The organization believes that women are influential, both on the board of directors and in leadership positions in companies and institutions.
“Closing the leadership gender gap is a global challenge that we are more likely to address through international coordination,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “This is why the expansion of Diligent Modern leadership It is imperative to include these organizations and others like them. Together, we can use our networks to identify, present and fill leadership positions for various candidates in the region and beyond.
Diligent is committed to fostering diversity by making changes at the board level. To find out more about Diligent’s Modern leadership initiative, please visit https://diligentmodernleadership.com.
About Diligent Corporation
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Diligent brings technology, knowledge and confidence to leaders so they can build more efficient, fair and prosperous organizations. We empower 79% of the Fortune 500, 90% of the FTSE 100 and 83% of the ASX 200 to improve their bottom line, keep pace with stakeholder expectations and create a lasting positive impact on the world.
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