Stanton Chase Names Global Diversity Co-Chairs

by Mickey Matthews Oct 01, 2014
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Beata Sokolowska-Pek and Lyn Cason, directors with Stanton Chase International,  have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Global Diversity Practice.

The announcement was made by George Cross, International Chairman of Stanton Chase International, a  global retained executive search firm with 73 offices in 46 countries. They succeed Janne Moltke-Leth, former partner with the Stanton Chase Copenhagen office, who has taken a position as CEO with Paustian a high end, Danish Design and Furniture company.

In this capacity, Cason and Sokolowska-Pek will continue to build and strengthen Stanton Chase’s leadership initiatives, acknowledging that diversity positively influences corporate innovation, customer centricity and employee job satisfaction. By taking this global leadership position, Stanton Chase continues its plan to educate corporations about how diversity can be enhanced through the executive search process. These efforts position diversity and inclusion efforts as a cornerstone of a corporate growth strategy.

“Beata and Lyn possess considerable passion for these issues in both their actions and words,” said Cross.  “It is clear that they believe that diversity is positively influencing leading companies. They are outstanding advocates and will continue to position Stanton Chase as a leader in this area internally and externally.”

Sokolowska-Pek is the Managing Director of the Stanton Chase office in Warsaw. Cason is a Director in the firm’s Baltimore/Washington, DC, office.

“It is an honor and privilege to continue the work that Janne started,” said Sokolowska-Pek. “This is an important initiative, one that will be vital as we continue to help our clients grow through appropriate leadership development strategies.”

Stanton Chase, with the formation of this practice discipline several years ago, has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion by encouraging client corporations to consider and hire candidates from varied backgrounds to serve at senior levels and specifically on boards.

“There’s no question that seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds is simply good business,” added Cason. “For businesses to succeed they must be open to opinions and strategies that can be gained by having senior-level executives from backgrounds that reflect an understanding of different ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds. As the challenges of managing businesses in a global economy increases, this orientation will become more important.”

About Stanton Chase International

Stanton Chase is ranked within the top ten global retained executive search firms. With proven expertise in key sectors of the global economy, it has nine specialist practice groups that operate as international teams. Stanton Chase is owned by its partners who take individual responsibility for delivering outstanding quality for each assignment. Stanton Chase is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

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