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A Board’s Duty On Succession

A board of directors has a fiduciary duty to shareholders to oversee a corporation’s short- and long-term business strategy. A crucial part of that responsibility is to have a succession plan in place for the company’s directors and its CEO. “Directors should not wait until a crisis prompts a CEO departure. A board should be discussing succession regularly, considering that the average director at a large-cap company will oversee two CEO transitions during his or her tenure” – Janice Ellig

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Nasdaq Talks to Janice Ellig about Moving the Needle on Boardroom Diversity

Successful executives understand that a more critical factor than “who they know” is “who knows them” — and how the network views them as a professional.

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Sean Woodroffe & Lisa Buckingham – HR on the Frontline – During & Post COVID-19


2020 AESC Award of Excellence is presented to Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig Group!

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week at their annual AESC Global Conference, held virtually this year due to COVID-19, the global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) honored recipients of its Award of Excellence and Commitment to the Community Award.

The AESC Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who makes an outstanding impact in the executive search and leadership consulting professional.

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Reimagining the Diversity of Leadership Through the #MeToo Movement

By: Joy Lillis Last year was one to remember for America. We inaugurated a new President, experienced a total solar eclipse, withdrew from the Paris Agreement and witnessed the rise of several significant social movements. One that particularly grabbed everyone’s interest was the #MeToo movement. Launched by Tarana Burke in 2006, #MeToo spread virally in 2017 across social media and aimed to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. It won the attention of millions

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The Business Impact Of #MeToo

“The buck stops with the CEO!” as cited by Janice Ellig in this recent podcast with host Jon Umstead, on Business is Art. Janice is interviewed for her expertise around the impact the #MeToo movement has had on the corporate environment. In this matter of fact dialogue, Janice cuts right into the why boards and executives need to pay attention and how to make this action possible.

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Real Life Fearless Girl, Janice Ellig, Challenges Corporate America

Well before selfies with Fearless Girl were spreading across the internet, there was Janice Ellig cultivating ideas and building networks. Ellig, a master recruiter for C-Suite executives and board directors, is a living, breathing Fearless Girl.

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How Women Dispel Groupthink

Issues about the lack of women in senior corporate roles are discussed in the media and in forums regularly—yet busy executives hear but do not fully get it—that women at the top is a bottom line, strategic business imperative, not just a nice thing to do!

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Driving the Career Highway

As the leader of Ellig Group, Janice has decades of experience working with people who failed to see the signs of trouble in their careers – or to read them right. Here she distills the twenty most compelling problems and situations that can cause a person to detour, stall, get lost, or crash and burn on their career highway.

“For anyone whose career could use an overhaul – or even just a tune – up – Driving the Career Highway is a must-read. Loaded with fresh insights and practical, down-to-earth wisdom, it’s an indispensable guidebook for navigating the murky terrain of corporate success today.”

– Fortune Magazine’s expert career columnist Ms. Anne Fisher (“Ask Annie”), Career columnist,

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