PRESS RELEASE

EXECUTIVE SEARCH RESEARCH SUMMARY

WHITE PAPER FOR ORGANISATIONS ON SELECTING DIVERSE MANAGEMENT MEMBERS

INVITATION

Equaliser Foundation and its sponsors, invite you to the launch of its research and white paper. 

“The process of executive search – Why are women not getting the top jobs?”  

Not revealing the results, just yet, we can however share that the selection process has not significantly changed over the last 10 years, certainly not enough to reflect the changing need of big companies for more diverse management teams. Headhunting firms appeal to be unaware of unconscious bias that place female employees at an undetected disadvantage compared to men. 

The Equaliser Foundation is therefore issuing a whitepaper drawn from good company practices and from research all over the world helping the executive selection process to be more open to female candidates. 

“We hope that our proposal and practical tips can help employers and HR recruiters in Central and Eastern Europe to achieve the goal of a more diverse team in their companies.” – Edina Heal, founder and leader of Equaliser Foundation.

Date: 21th of May 2021 – 9 a.m.

Location: online

The event will be held in Hungarian and English with translation.

PROGRAM

9:00 | Opening

by Gabriella Liptay, president of Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation, Marketing and Communications Director of KPMG in Hungary

9:10 | Presentation of the research findings

presented by Dr. Beáta Nagy and Dr Henriett Primecz, research professors;

A research of Equaliser Foundation sponsored by companies who care about equal opportunities for all: Henkel, Lee Hecht Harrison, MOL Group and Magyar Telekom

9:30 | Presentation of the White Paper

presented by Edina Heal, founder and leader of Equaliser Foundation

9:45 | Roundtable discussion – Why did our sponsors get involved and what do their companies do for equal opportunities for all?

participants: Andrea Juhos (LHH), Dr. Ágnes Fábián (Henkel), Rita Csernai (MOL Group), Éva Zanin (Magyar Telekom); moderator: Edina Heal

10:35 | Closing

by Gabriella Liptay, president of Board of Trustees of Equaliser foundation, Marketing and Communications Director of KPMG in Hungary

The event is free and open to the press, but registration is required.

For more details please check out our renewed website or contact us in email (info@egyenlitoalapitvany.org)

Equaliser Foundation

president of Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation, Marketing and Communications Director of KPMG in Hungary

professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, member of the Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation
professor at Corvinus University of Budapest

founder and leader of Equaliser Foundation

Managing Partner, LHH Magyarország 

president Henkel Magyarország

Group Culture and Employee Experience Senior Expert, MOL Group

Diversity & Inclusion expert at Magyar Telekom

REFLECTIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS

„It was good to see how relevant the interviewees, men and women alike, found the research.”

Prof. Dr. Beáta Nagy, professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, member of the Board of Trustees of Equaliser Foundation

“Diversity is an asset for both the organisation and its staff. Women leaders see the world differently and therefore make different decisions and manage differently. And this increases the effectiveness and retention of companies. This is why it is important to have talented, capable women leaders in every company.”

Andrea Juhos, Managing Partner at LHH Magyarország

“What more can a good employer offer than stable working environment, equal pay and treatment during such a sensitive time like maternity leave is? At Henkel Slovensko we successfully managed to implement a series of steps that resulted in 100% of our female managers to return to the same managerial positions.”

Alica Štepánová Kolárová, Head of Human Resources, Henkel Slovensko

“For us at Henkel, no matter in which country, diversity, equality and inclusion are strong values and come naturally. We are proud to be amongst those companies who support women and their career development. Partnering with the Equaliser foundation is a logical step, as there are still a lot of stigmas in society which any female living in 21st century shouldn’t face.”

Dr. Ágnes Fábián, president Henkel Magyarország

“The MOL Group’s D&I framework focuses on age, gender equality, disability and well-being. We ensure equal opportunities in recruitment, as promised by the MOL Group D&I objectives and our commitment to equal opportunities for women.”

Csernai Rita, Group Culture and Employee Experience Senior Expert

“Diversity and also Inclusion have impact on business outcomes and sustainability metrics, mostly productivity, innovation, engagement and retention, therefore, need to be part of the business strategy.”

Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, Group Human Resources Senior Vice President, MOL Group

“The diversity of our management team will affect how we treat our employees, how empathic we are with their life situations. Diversity is an investment, that gives back at all levels: The potential for innovation grows, relisience strenghtens, as well as customer satisfaction.”

Zsuzsa Friedl, Chief People Officer at Magyar Telekom

“I am proud that Magyar Telekom developed the first open source unconscious bias learning material on Hungarian language that supports businesses in recognizing and dealing with unconscious thought patterns and thus fight implicit bias.
All of us at Magyar Telekkom have completed this course and it is being used now by many Hungarian business entities. This new way of engagement became integral part of our culture and mindset.”

Eva Zanin, Diversity and Inclusion Expert of Magyar Telekom