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Episode 17: Henrietta Fore

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity.

On this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “Championing the Future of Children,” we were pleased to speak with Henrietta Fore, Executive Director at UNICEF, an extraordinary leader who is truly changing the world for children and the underprivileged. During this global pandemic, we ask for your support to promote and celebrate those frontline leaders, such as Henrietta Fore, who are tirelessly working to make our planet a safer place for all – especially for the next generation, our children.

Episode 17: “Championing the Future of Children”

Prior to being named the seventh Executive Director at UNICEF, Henrietta had a two track career – In the corporate world as CEO and Chair of a manufacturing and investment company, and prior in public service: Henrietta was the 37th Director of the United States Mint in the U.S. Department of Treasury; served as Under Secretary of State for Management, the Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Department of State; Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and as Director of United States Foreign Assistance. We would like to highlight that Henrietta was the first woman to serve in each of these roles.

Episode 17: Henrietta Fore

“There is a myth out there that children are not really affected by COVID-19. At UNICEF we see that in any emergency children suffer first and the worst.”

With more than four decades of experience supporting economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, Henrietta discusses the immeasurable impact COVID-19 is having on the future of children, economically and socially.

It is with great privilege we present to you “Championing the Future of Children” with Henrietta Fore.

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Janice Reals Ellig

Chief Executive Officer

As the head of the Ellig Group, Janice is dedicated to increasing the placement of women and diverse candidates on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025. Janice joined the legacy firm in 2000 and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in its transition to Chadick Ellig in 2007; she assumed sole ownership of the company as the Ellig Group in 2017 with a new focus on Reimagining Search. Prior to her career in executive search, Janice spent 20 years in corporate America at Pfizer, Citi and Ambac Financial Group, an IPO from Citibank, where she was responsible for Marketing, Human Resources, and Administration.

Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity. She frequently appears at speaking engagements and as a media guest, and she has penned multiple articles for outlets such as Directors & Boards, Directorship, Corporate Director, The Huffington Post, and Forbes.com. Janice also co-authored two books: Driving The Career Highway and What Every Successful Woman Knows, acknowledged by Bloomberg Businessweek as “the best of its genre.”

A tirelessly active member of the industry and champion of her causes, Janice is Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative and its signature event, Breakfast of Corporate Champions. Since 2011, Janice continues to spearhead this event to honor companies committed to board diversity and to encourage CEOs to sponsor board-ready women for the Women’s Forum database. (LINK: www.womensforumny.org).

Janice is personally committed to several NFP organizations: Board Director of the National YMCA and Past Chair of the YMCA Board of Greater New York; Trustee of the Actors Fund and Committee For Economic Development (CED); Incoming Chair, University of Iowa Foundation; Women’s Forum of New York Past President and Chair of the Corporate Board Initiative; member of the Steering Committee, US 30% Club and The Economic Club of New York.

In recognition for her many philanthropic activities, Janice received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Eleanor Raynolds Award for Volunteerism in 2008. Named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, she was also a recipient of the Channel 21 Award In Excellence for her contribution to “Excellence in the Economic Development for Women.”

“Listening to our clients’ needs, learning their business and understanding their culture is how we present the best talent and provide  a competitive advantage. We place candidates with the character, competencies, commitment, (intellectual) curiosity and courage to make a difference. Our goal is always to go beyond the expected and deliver valuable advice, measurable results and great talent!”

– Janice Reals Ellig

  • Champion of gender parity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Industry expert, speaker, and author
  • Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative
  • Committed board and committee member and philanthropist

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