We proudly announce the collaborative approach we are taking as a profession alongside the AESC in an action-oriented pledge: CEOs Stand Against Racism, Discrimination And Social Injustice. 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.
Represented by our CEO, Trina Gordon, Boyden formed AESC’s initial working group to develop the course of action detailed below.
In addition, we will take further internal action by forming a volunteer-based #DisruptTheNorm task force. This task force will conceptualize and drive initiatives to ensure we are active contributors to combating
racism, bias, and prejudice.
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, 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.