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Closing Bell at Cheddar: Gender equality in corporate America


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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Why Is Progress So Slow?


Best Practices for Virtual Interviewing

The prospect of virtual interviewing can be very daunting for individuals amid career transition. While engaging online can initially feel impersonal and to one’s disadvantage, there are benefits for candidates approaching a virtual interview

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“More women are on big company boards, but the numbers are still shockingly low”

“It’s not about women vs. men. It’s about companies achieving a competitive advantage by reflecting their employees, their consumers, their communities and their shareholders and tapping into not 50% of the talent pool, but 100% to build the best boards and the best C-suites,” said Janice Ellig, a past president of the Women’s Forum and CEO of the Ellig Group, an executive search firm. Read the full article by clicking HERE


Holly J. Gregory – Board Lessons In A Shifting Paradigm


How to Build the Career of Your Dreams

From executive recruiting and coaching to advocating for women and minorities to gain leadership roles, Janice Ellig has spent her career helping others craft their own success. In this episode of Talent Champions, hosted by Diana Thomas, Janice shares the big decisions and daily actions that can help you pursue your professional dreams.

A few career building takeaways from this episode…

-Before making a career move, do your homework on the culture. Poor decisions are often the result of a failure to assess culture fit before taking on a new role.

-Invest in relationships. You will need support when you make a mistake or get off track, and those people you’ve helped in the past will be more than happy to stand up for you.

-Find your purpose, love what you do, and make sure you stay relevant even when life demands that your career goes on the back burner.

Click HERE for the entire episode on “How to Build the Career of Your Dreams”


Ellig Group’s CEO on Women’s Representation in the Boardroom – Yahoo Finance

Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig Group and Michael Corbat, CEO of Citi, interviewed on Yahoo Finance for their expertise on the importance of progress and female representation in the boardroom. Watch the full interview HERE



Why Finding Diverse Talent Remains a Challenge

Business leaders know that diversity and inclusion make companies better on every level. A new report by IIC Partners offers a roadmap to overcoming the obstacles that continue to hinder progress.

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