AESC Signs CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge
Karen Greenbaum, CEO of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) has joined 1600+ other chief executives in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The goal of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is to collectively take measurable action in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Like any critical business imperative, advancing diversity and inclusion requires clear strategy, deliberate focus and sustained action. The companies that have signed the pledge recognize it as the first of many steps toward meaningful change. Contributing to and learning from actions that other companies are taking is another. The signatories to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge believe that openly sharing these actions in a spirit of collaboration will allow organizations to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals faster than any organization could achieve on its own.
As a signatory to the pledge, AESC joins other participating companies in commitment to four key actions:
- Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialog on complex, and sometimes difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion.
- Implement and expand unconscious-bias education.
- Share best-known—as well as unsuccessful—actions.
- Create and share strategic inclusion and diversity plans with the company’s board of directors.
In addition, AESC has taken its own set of actions as outlined in its AESC Diversity Pledge. Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “As a signatory to CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, and through our own AESC Diversity Pledge, 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.”
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 1,600 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com.
Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at aesc.org. For AESC’s career service for executive-level candidates, visit bluesteps.com.