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Janice Ellig

Leadership Reimagined

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Join Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, as she sits down
with extraordinary leaders in this series of game-changing conversations. 

Episode 66: Simon Freakley

Successfully Navigating Disruptive Forces
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Episode 65: Nicole Sandford

Revolutionizing Women's Health: Insights from Aspira's CEO
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Episode 64: Kevin Lobo

Leadership and Growth in a Purpose-Driven Culture
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Episode 63: Madeline Di Nonno

Re-imagining Hollywood, A Journey Into Gender Equality
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Episode 62: Ken Frazier

The CEO's Job: Be a Compass, Not a GPS
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Episode 61: Janice Ellig

Five Years of Powerful Podcasts: Game-Changing Leadership Insights
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Episode 60: Jerre Stead

A Corporate and Philanthropic Journey of Impact and Empowerment
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Episode 59: Adam Bryant

Leap to Leader: A Corner Office Manual
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Episode 58: Hamoon Ekhtiari

AI - A Career Co-Pilot for the Future of Work
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Episode 57: Erin Tolefree

Multigenerational Family of Food Entrepreneurs
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Episode 56: Doug Peterson

Leading Through Change
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Episode 55: Mike Wirth

Fueling the Future: The Chevron Way
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Episode 54: Judy Marks

Leading Transformation: From Independence to Growth
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Episode 53: Tim Spence

A CEO’s Commitment: Thriving Communities Drive Corporate Success
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Episode 52: Kevin Oakes

2023 Priorities and Predictions for the C-Suite
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Episode 51: Kevin Strain

CEO Spotlight: Performance with Purpose
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Episode 50: Lorraine Hariton

Creating Workplaces that Work for Women: 60 Years of Progress
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Episode 49: Truett Tate

The Philanthropic Executive: Making Good While Doing Good
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Episode 48: Dave Heath

A CEO That Knocks Your Socks Off!
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Leadership Reimagined: Best of 2022

Every month, Ellig Group CEO Janice Ellig interviews game-changing business and thought leaders on her...
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Episode 47: David Chun

Data Solutions for Better Corporate Governance
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Episode 46: A. Michael Lipper

Iconic Investing Insights for Turbulent Times
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Episode 45: Shellye Archambeau

An Unapologetically Ambitious CEO
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Episode 44: Carol Tomé

A Culture Carrier for a Global Courier
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Episode 43: Priscilla Sims Brown

Leading America’s Socially Responsible Bank
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Episode 42: Julie Sweet

Culture, Tech & the Future: A CEO’s Sweet Spot
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Episode 41: Maurice Jones

A Bold Dream to Impact Social Equality
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Episode 40: Darren Rebelez

A Latino CEO: Impacting Middle America
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Episode 39: Lili Gil Valletta

The Power of Cultural Intelligence: Return on Inclusion (ROI)
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Episode 38: Robin Washington

A Competitive Advantage: Black Women Leaders
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Episode 37: Dan Springer

Leading with Humility and Humor
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Episode 36: MaryAnne Gilmartin

MAG: A Modern Placemaker
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Episode 35: Ted Christie

Purposeful Leadership Takes Flight
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Episode 33: Suzanne Yoon

The Power of Diversity in Private Equity
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Episode 32: Gina Drosos

Pressure Makes Diamonds: Inspiring Love & Growth
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Episode 31: Clinton Lewis

Reimagining a World with Fresher Food and Less Waste
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Episode 30: Hubert Joly

The Future of Capitalism: Leading with Purpose and Humanity
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Episode 29: Ranji Nagaswami

Leading with Values in Finance
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Episode 28: Alex Gorsky

A One-Dose Vaccine Victory
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Episode 27: Barbara Novick

A Legendary Trailblazer
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Episode 26: Kristin Peck

Defining Leadership as a First-Time CEO
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Episode 25: Baroness Helena Morrissey

Purposeful Power for Gender Parity
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Episode 24: Sarah Megan Thomas

Women on Wall Street, Women in War
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Episode 22: Bruce Harreld

Higher Education in Crisis - Leading Forward Together
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Episode 21: Terry Rasmussen

Thrive with Purpose - Financial Advice from the Heart
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Episode 20: a special release with Carla Harris!

A Powerful Voice: On Wall Street, the Boardroom, and Onstage
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Episode 18: Dambisa Moyo

A Global Economist, Redefining a New Path for Humanity
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Episode 17: Henrietta Fore

Championing the Future of Children
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Episode 16: Daryl Roth

Broadway’s Most Powerful Producer
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Episode 15: Ron O'hanley

The CEO Who Landed Fearless Girl on Wall Street
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Episode 14: Cathy Engelbert

A Game-Changing Win at the WNBA
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Episode 13: Pattie Sellers

Redefining Power: Telling Stories of Impact
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Episode 12: Richard Davis

From Banking to Making Children’s Wishes Come True
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Episode 11: Susan Story

The Key to Winning Talent is Culture!
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Episode 10: Consuelo Mack

A Journalist’s Journey: From Wall Street to Offering Wise Investment Choices
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Episode 9: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Speaking Truth to Power – Championing Female CEO Leadership
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Episode 8: Les Brun

Today’s Boards for Tomorrow’s Success
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Episode 7: Bonnie J.Addario

A Survivor’s Story: Advocate, Educator, and Leader of Change
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Episode 6: Tricia Griffith

A Progressive Corporate Climb
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Episode 5: Kay Koplovitz

The Springboard for Change
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Episode 4: Stephan Tanda

The Power of People and Products
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Episode 3: Dawn Zier

A CEO on Fire - From Publishing to Wellness
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Episode 2: Sallie Krawcheck

Money is Power - Closing the Money Gender Gap
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Episode 1: Maggie Wilderotter

Reimagining CEO and Board Leadership - A Success Story
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Tonie Leatherberry was at Deloitte for nearly three decades where she was the principal architect of The Board Leadership Forum and the NextGen CEO Academy, each of which has had a meaningful impact, ultimately placing more than 70 Black leaders into executive-level and board roles. As Chair Emeritus of the Executive Leadership Council, she created the Chairman’s Council of Academic Achievement to address achievement gaps for students of color in America’s educational systems, and as President of the Deloitte Foundation, the mission was to drive initiatives to develop future leaders through education. She is a passionate leader who has devoted much of her professional life to creating opportunities for women and people of color. Tonie is Lead director for Direct Digital Holdings, and a Board Director at Zoetis Inc. and American Family Insurance.

Cindie Jamison was elected Chair of the Darden Restaurants Board (NYSE: DRI) in September 2023, having served as a Director since October 2014 as part of a complete Board replacement slate through Starboard Value’s proxy fight. Since 2013, she has also served on the Office Depot Board (NASDAQ: ODP) where she Chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. In May 2015, she joined the Big Lots, Inc (NYSE: BIG) Board, and became Chair in May 2022. In May 2023 Cindie stepped down from the Tractor Supply Company Board (NASDAQ:TSCO), a position she has held since 2002, where she was Chairman of the Board, after serving as Lead Director, and Chair of the Audit, Compensation & Corporate Governance Committees. Cindie joined the Board of Save the Children in February 2024.

David Chun, Founder and CEO, Equilar, Inc., has led Equilar since its inception to become one of the most trusted names in the corporate governance community. David has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Disruptor Award by 2020 Women on Boards and Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. David speaks publicly on corporate governance and board diversity matters, including events hosted by The Conference Board, Deloitte, EY, HR Policy Association, KPMG, NACD, NASDAQ, NYSE, The Society for Corporate Governance and Stanford’s Directors’ College. Prior to founding Equilar, David was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, a global investment bank that has since merged with Credit Suisse. Before DLJ, David was a management consultant with Bain & Company and also Kenan Systems, a telecom software developer acquired by Lucent Technologies. David serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Club of California, PGA Reach, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG). He is on Nasdaq’s Center for Board Excellence Advisory Board and Catalyst’s Women on Board Advisory Council. David is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Past Chair of the SF Bay Chapter, a founding member of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and a former board member of the Wharton Center for Entrepreneurship and the Asian Pacific Fund Community Foundation of San Francisco.

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Priscilla Sims Brown serves as President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank, a full-service bank, lender and investment manager with a century-long commitment to advancing positive social change. Amalgamated Financial Corp., the holding company for the Bank, is the first publicly traded (NASDAQ: AMAL) financial institution to be a public benefit corporation. Priscilla guides Amalgamated Bank in championing social responsibility through values-based banking, customer-centric services, and mission focused lending, serving individuals and organizations, including climate groups, foundations, labor unions, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and other socially responsible businesses, who care that their deposits are put to work for good. Priscilla is also dedicated to addressing environmental and social justice issues at Amalgamated Bank. More than 60% of the Bank’s lending and select balance sheet investments are high-impact through affordable housing, nonprofits, and climate solutions. Named one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2023 by American Banker, Priscilla has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, PBS, and CNBC Changemakers, among others.

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Myra Biblowit is the President Emeritus of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the nation’s highest-rated breast cancer research organization with a mission focused exclusively on funding the world’s most promising research. Myra took the helm as BCRF President in 2001 and, after 22 years, retired in April 2023. During Myra’s tenure, BCRF funding enabled breakthroughs in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship. Myra was widely recognized for leading one of the most impactful, financially efficient, and transparent nonprofits in the United States. Prior, Myra was Vice Dean for External Affairs at NYU Medical Center where she headed the Development, Alumni Relations and Public Relations departments. Previously she led the capital campaign as Senior Vice President of the American Museum of Natural History. Earlier, Myra served as Executive Vice President of the Central Park Conservancy. Myra is a member of the Board of Directors of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, the Housewares Charity Foundation and the Historic House Trust of New York City. She is a member of the New York Women’s Forum, the Yellow for Pink National Council, Extraordinary Women on Boards and serves on the Advisory Board of Project Hope for Ovarian Cancer Research & Education.

Truett Tate is Chairman of a number of Boards, including Reference Point, TLC Lions, Thinkably and the recently retired Chairman of QBE, NA. Truett Tate is also Director of the DEVClever board. Truett has a long and esteemed global executive history including most recently as CEO of ANZ USA, Europe, Japan, Korea and the Middle East. Immediately prior, he was Group Executive (and Board member) at Lloyds Banking Group, responsible for Wholesale & International Banking (Including Global Wealth and International Retail) across the United Kingdom, the Americas and worldwide and prior spending 27 years at Citigroup where he held a variety of senior roles including corporate banking business across each of its regional geographies. Truett’s long board history includes Virgin Group, Ten Group, the BITC, BAB Inc along with many other charitable and academic organizations. A speaker, guest lecturer, philanthropist and professional coach/mentor, Truett has seemingly bottomless energy and passionate interest in a safer, more just, more humane and more sustainable world.

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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

T: (212) 688-8671 ext. 226
E: Janice@ElligGroup.com