The 16th edition of Odgers Berndtson’s global magazine is here. It’s devoted to the subject of women’s leadership. And who better to guest-edit this OBSERVE than no-less a leader than Julia Gillard, former PM of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Although OBSERVE 16 is primarily about women, it’s certainly not exclusively so. After all, gender equality affects everyone and can benefit every person and every business.


Asking questions, pushing forward

In this issue of OBSERVE, we pose a number of important questions.

How can diversity drive the bottom line? How can men help women rise and shine in the workplace? Does promoting women without taking account of employees’ multiple identities really only take us so far?


We look into the boardroom and explore ideas on how best to balance it more equally. Plus, there’s plenty of inspiration on a host of topics from a range of women who are breaking barriers in leadership across the world. In areas like tech, banking and healthcare.

Unlimiting ourselves

In this OBSERVE, we also turn the spotlight on ourselves. Diversity is so often at the heart of our executive search business. Our ‘unlimited’ approach seeks to uncover the best talent, with no pre-determined limits on who that should be. We explain how this works in practice.

There’s lots more:

  • Predictions of what the future of work will look like for women

  • How to alter the culture of the workplace to include everyone

  • How women leaders are ‘sending the lift back down’ to help female colleagues on the way up

  • What can be done to radically improve the female career cycle

We hope you’ll find OBSERVE 16 a truly rewarding read.

Please join in the conversation on our social media channels about a topic that affects everyone, especially as we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March.

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Áine Hurley

Áine Hurley is a senior member of the Board Practice in the London office, where she also leads the HR Practice. Her team is responsible for recruiting HR Directors as well as experts in Talent, Re...



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