20-first Key Articles
- Diversity Executive Magazine – Bending Gender Boundaries
- Diversity Executive Magazine – Rebalancing Gender
- Managing Partner Magazine – Stop Fixing Women, Make Law Firms Gender Bilingual
- Change This.com – Forget Cinderella, Find Fred Astaire
20-first's Blog Moves to Harvard Business Review
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox has been invited to become a regular blogger at Harvard Business Review. So you’ll now find our usual monthly commentary on all things gender on the HBR site in addition to our newsletter.
20-first Blogs for Diversity Executive Magazine
Diversity Executive Magazine have created a new blog section with blog channels on various aspects of diversity. One of these blog channels is dedicated to the topic of how organizations can harness the potential of women in leadership to achieve business results – Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of 20-first, who is an expert in this area has been asked to share her insights and expertise with chief diversity officers and executives in the diversity and inclusion space.
20-FIRST IN THE PRESS 2013
Talking about Sheryl Sandberg
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox was quoted in the New York Times:
Ms. Sandberg “does what too many successful women before her have done: blaming other women for not trying hard enough,” wrote Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, a consultant who works with companies to improve their gender balance, after watching a video of Ms. Sandberg speaking on the topic at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. “Every resistant man on the planet will be able to quote her” saying that women simply must become more ambitious, Ms. Cox continued. (Ms. Sandberg writes that she focuses on internal barriers because the external ones get more attention). Read more…
20-FIRST IN THE PRESS 2012
European Affairs : Balance and Leadership
Euronews reporter Monica Pinna spoke to Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of the consultancy 20-first, who works with companies interested in diversifying their leadership teams. Watch the interview
Korn Ferry Institute cites Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
In an article in the Korn Ferry Institute Adrian Wooldridge writes about how Europe has produced remarkably few world-class thinkers, certainly fewer than its economic weight and intellectual distinction would justify.
Mr. Wooldridge talks about how Avivah Wittenberg-Cox argues that the world of work is being reshaped by three massive forces — women, weather and the Web. Fifty years ago, women had only a marginal role in the labour market.
Where the World's Top Companies Stand
20-first's Global Gender Balance Scorecard 2011
- In this 3rd annual survey, the 20-first Global Gender Balance Scorecard looks at a single measure of progress: the gender balance of the Executive Committe of the TOP 100 companies in three key regions of the globe.
- Most of the world’s top companies have embraced the idea that corporate governance through all-male boards is a thing of the past. Our 2011 survey finds that 74% of companies in the US and 68% in Europe now have at least two women at board level, as many have progressed beyond the token “one.”
- However, as 20-first has long argued, boards are not the best metric for evaluating the actual gender balance inside companies. Instead, the gender balance of the Executive Committee is a much better indicator of progress, as it looks at the executive team actually running the business.