Championing Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership through Recruitment and Executive Search

Our Commitment to Diverse Talent Acquisition

Executive Search Recruitment with a passion for more diverse leadership

57% of our appointments have been diverse candidates since 2017

  • Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. (McKinsey)
  • For every dollar of investment, female-led startups generated a 78% ROI, while male founders generated only 31%. (BCG/MassChallenge)
  • Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.(Verna Myers, VP of Inclusion Strategy for Netflix)

Employers are increasingly coming to recognise the strong business case for improving the level of diversity and inclusion within their workforce and across all levels of their senior leadership. A more diverse and inclusive workforce delivers higher levels of engagement, creativity and innovation.

How We Ensure Inclusive Executive Search.  

We collaborate closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and diversity goals. Our approach includes targeted outreach, community engagement, and partnerships with diversity-focused organizations to ensure a broad and inclusive candidate pool.

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A commitment to diverse shortlists

75% of our workforce are women, as is our founder.

Our reputation as an inclusive search firm and trusted recruitment consultant partner makes us a destination for diverse, senior talent and allows us to successfully engage candidates from diverse backgrounds. Working with leaders and businesses who are passionate about their people and building inclusive organisations.

We have a continually expanding extensive network of under represented talent; women, ethnic minorities and LGBT+ leaders forged over many years. We are committed to sourcing the best possible shortlist of talented professionals for each assignment.


Schedule a no obligation meeting to discuss a more Diverse Executive Search process

Ready to build a more inclusive leadership team? Partner with Douglas Jackson and leverage our expertise in diverse executive search. Contact us today to learn how we can help you achieve your diversity and inclusion goals.

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Why Diversity Matters in Leadership

Diverse leadership teams bring a variety of perspectives and experiences, fostering an environment of innovation and better decision-making. Research shows that companies with diverse leadership are more likely to outperform their competitors and achieve higher financial returns.

  • Equality & Equity
  • Education
  • Courage

To successfully attract, hire and retain a more diverse workforce will require employers to take on new, innovative hiring strategies to effectively access the most diverse talent pools, to retain them, then you will need to consider inclusion, cultural shifts, the elimination of unconscious bias and leadership and workforce sentiment.

We work in partnership with a thought leadership business to deliver webinars, round-table events and produce content which can help leaders, business and organisations shift the dial on equality, diversity and inclusion. Contact us to learn more about previous sessions and learnings, or sign up to receive EDI knowledge sharing events notifications.


Learn more about Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion events and knowledge sharing

How We Ensure Inclusive Executive Search

Changing the Narrative - Recruiting more Diverse impactful leaders and Directors

There are always winners and losers in the war for talent, and the stakes are higher than ever for companies that want to achieve equality.

Women are leaving their companies in unprecedented numbers. More people over the age of 50 have left work in recent years. Women leaders are switching jobs at the highest rate we’ve ever seen and at a much higher rate than men in leadership. Women In The Workplace (McKinsey)

Companies are struggling to hold on to the relatively few women leaders they have. And all of these dynamics are even more pronounced for women of colour.

'If we consider other characteristics; Age, Ability, Ethinicity, LBGTQ+, socioeconomic backgrounds etc, are no better. If we get any slower we will start to go backwards' Amanda Blanc, Group CEO Aviva ABI, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.


Learn more in this short changing the narrative a report on Diversity and Inclusion to help with any recruitment process

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

How business responds to the increasing market pressures driven by investors, consumers, the media, regulators and stakeholders with regards to the environment and sustainability is becoming increasingly important to determining future success, especially around talent acquisition and retention. More top talent and leaders are considering the wider view of their next employer; what are your values and purpose and seeking out brands that are more aligned to their thinking.

If you are looking for senior leadership talent, a Chief Sustainability Officer, or leader focussed on CSR, ESG, responsibility and sustainability, get in touch, or give us a call as we have some help and guidance that might help.