Episode 9: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

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.

EPISODE 9: Speaking Truth to Power – Championing Female CEO Leadership

Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is an expert on executive careers and succession studies, and a fearless advocate of woman executives in the C-suite and the boardroom. His related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which have appeared in leading academic journals in management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero’s Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.

Professor Sonnenfeld is currently the senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, and founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance. While at the Harvard Business School for nearly two decades, he was the founding faculty sponsor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Women’s Leadership Forum, and published his first two articles in the Harvard Business Review at age 24.

Professor Sonnenfeld is seen and cited on media platforms such as: Fortune, Business Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, Newsweek, Time, The Washington Post, CBS (60 Minutes), NBC (The Today Show), ABC (Nightline, Good Morning America), CNN, and CNBC, where he serves as a staff commentator. He is the first academician to have rung the opening bells of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and has been invited to do so 8 times!

It is our pleasure to share this lively and intellectual discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who, according to Business Week, has been listed as one of the “ten B-school professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking.”

We invite you to hear another game changing conversation – “Speaking Truth to Power – Championing Female CEO Leadership” with Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.



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