The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) is the professional association for consultants who represent exemplary standards in executive search and leadership advisory worldwide.
The AESC Diversity Pledge: CEOs Stand Against Racism, Discrimination and Social Injustice
CEOs representing leading executive search and leadership consulting firms around the world have come together to speak with one voice. As a profession, we are dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide and believe in the power of diverse talent and inclusive cultures.
Standing in support of our Black colleagues, clients, candidates, and the entire Black community, this pledge forms the guiding principles for newly developed solutions Boyden will actively participate in as well as lead. Actions that accelerate progress for Black leaders and the Black community are a critical priority.
Represented by our CEO, Boyden formed AESC’s initial working group to develop the course of action.
Our Pledge & Our Guiding Principles
We share a commitment to combat racism, prejudice, and discrimination within our own organizations, with candidates and the clients we serve, and in our communities.
We pledge to use our collective voices and actions to help create a world that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible for all.
A special thanks to the following CEOs and participating firms who formed our initial working group to develop this Pledge and Guiding Principles. We came together to leverage the strength of our profession and with a belief in the power of diverse talent and inclusive cultures.
|AESC||Karen Greenbaum, President and CEO|
|Boyden||Trina Gordon, former President and CEO|
|Diversified Search||Dale Jones, CEO|
|Heidrick & Struggles||Krishnan Rajagopalan, President and CEO|
|Russell Reynolds & Associates||Clarke Murphy, CEO|
|Spencer Stuart||Ben Williams, CEO|
|Stanton Chase||Mickey Matthews, International Chairman|
|WittKieffer||Andrew Chastain, President & CEO|
To ensure that our voices are heard, and our impact is felt, AESC invites member CEOs across the world to sign on to our pledge and commit to action. The AESC will display the names of each firm that signs on to this Pledge, Guiding Principles and commits to develop and deepen actions within their own firms.