The ZS Women’s Leadership Initiative in London Presses for Progress

Posted by ZS on Mar 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), ZS’s London office hosted an interactive evening of dinner and debate designed to challenge perceptions of gender bias.

Our Women’s Leadership Initiative organized a session designed to create an open and constructive conversation for both genders due to male ZSers expressing interest in taking a more active role in this year’s IWD theme of pressing for progress.


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San Diego ZSers Send Motivational Postcards to #PressforProgress

Posted by ZS on Mar 17, 2018 4:00:00 PM

ZS’s San Diego office joined the firm’s other offices around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.

Their International Women’s Day event, organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative, encouraged ZSers in the office to gather to write postcards commending men and women in their lives who work to #PressforProgress. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is intended to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and communities around gender inclusivity.


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Ashley Press Recognized by Talview as a Top Women HR Leader for 2018

Posted by ZS on Mar 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

In honor of International Women’s Day, Talview, an assessment technology solution provider which leverages nuero-linguistic programming, machine learning and video analytics, named ZS Global Recruiting Director Ashley Press one of the top 18 women in HR for 2018. She was recognized for spearheading technology innovations in the field of talent acquisition.


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The Women’s Leadership Initiative in Princeton Fuels Progress for Women

Posted by ZS on Mar 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The ZS Women’s Leadership Initiative in Princeton welcomed a large and diverse group to its International Women’s Day event on March 8. At ZS, we continue to fuel progress and make positive gains towards gender parity, which is aligned with this year’s theme of “Press for Progress.”

The event kicked off with a snapshot of how women are currently perceived at our firm. Using feedback from a survey, ZSers mentioned women needing to mimic male leadership styles, that women sometimes struggle for a “voice” and how to not be interrupted during meetings. Some ideas around advancing gender equality in the workplace included establishing key performance indicators and involving males when pressing for progress.


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ZS Celebrates International Women’s Day at Bpeace’s Women-Centered Innovation Panel

Posted by ZS on Mar 14, 2018 1:30:00 PM

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Initiative and ZS Cares from ZS’s New York City office co-hosted a panel with Spotify and the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) called “Beyond ‘Pink It and Shrink It’: Why Women-Centered Innovation is the Next Big Thing.”

The panel featured serial entrepreneur and author Danielle Kayembe and Victoria Summers, an associate principal at ZS, and moderated by Liz Long, creator of the Learn to Make a Product platform and a Forbes contributor. The panel was born from Danielle’s article “The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy,” which describes the lack of female-centric design today and points out that while women account for 85% of all consumer purchases, they only make up 15% of product designers and engineers.  


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