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Women Can Redefine Leadership Performance... If Challenges Are Met In Talent Pipeline

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Future generations of female leaders will prove transformational to business, government, higher education and philanthropic organizations, if challenges can be overcome in the talent pipeline for female executives. 

That is the premise behind "The Talent Pipeline," a discussion addressing growing global pressures in the boardroom and in the C-suite to attract and retain top female talent. The discussion will be presented October 8 by Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq:HSII), a premier provider of Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping services worldwide, as part of the 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, October 6-8 in Laguna Niguel, California. Anne Lim O'Brien vice chairman, CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles, will be a featured panelist, along with Edith Cooper, Global Head, Human Capital Management, The Goldman Sachs Group and Susan Peters, Senior Vice President, Human Relations, GE.  The session will be moderated by Fortune writer Beth Kowitt.

"Our firm is dedicated to finding and fostering exceptional talent and helping our clients succeed, one leadership team at a time," said Lee Hanson, vice chairman, CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles. "We are particularly poised to help organizations inspire and develop future generations of women leaders globally.  These new generations of female executives will transform the very concept of leadership."

Heidrick & Struggles returns as a gold sponsor of the 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, an annual invitation-only event that brings together women leaders across business, government, academia, philanthropy and the arts. The Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit features a unique format:  lively panel discussions, on-stage conversations, and interactive breakout sessions; no formal speeches. A list of 2014 speakers can be found here.

Heidrick & Struggles 2014 Global Delegation:
This year, Karen Fifer (Hong Kong), Managing Partner, Consumer Markets Practice, Lee Hanson (San Francisco), Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Practice, Anne Lim O'Brien (New York), Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Practice and Victoria Reese (New York), Managing Partner, Legal, Risk, Compliance and Government Affairs Practice are representing the firm.

For the second year, Heidrick & Struggles will also be participating in the Fortune Notebook Mentoring Session, helping launch the next generation of women leaders.  This year, 31 high school women from active military families will participate and gain practical advice from top business professionals. The mentoring program features direct career advice and learning's from some of the most powerful women in business.

About Heidrick & Struggles
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For more than 60 years, we have helped our clients build strong leadership teams through quality service, deep insights and our relationships with talented individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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