Leaders & Daughters - To My Daughter

Yum! Brands’ Greg Creed: Courageous Woman

 

Dear Lauren, It’s hard to believe that you are turning 30 this year, which only reinforces my belief that the days can be long but the years are always short. It has been a joy and brought me so much pleasure...

Bold, Smart and Beautiful

 

Dear Savannah Rose, You are bold, smart and beautiful. Truly beautiful inside and out. When you were born, God let an angel leave the sky to bless my life. You were spicy and creative from the start. You were...

Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva: To Mihira

 

Dearest Mihira, Eight months ago, you had consciously chosen to come back to India and look for a job in its expanding design industry after getting your second degree and graduating from one of finest design...

For Carmella and Elle: My Top 10 List

 

There are never enough words or times to tell you how much hope, optimism and inspiration you bring to me, each and every day. Clearly, the very best thing I ever did in my life was marry your father, and be a...

My Most Important Startup

 

Dear MIS* Catherine, You and I talk a lot about this ‘changing the world’ thing. You hear about it all the time, in school or when my Silicon Valley friends come visit us in Germany. Does ‘changing the world’...

We first began writing to our daughters last year as part of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters event series, which we are currently hosting in 40 cities around the world. Now we hope to harness the power of leadership by encouraging people to write to their own daughters – sharing their hopes and dreams for them as well as practical advice and wisdom on how to navigate the challenges ahead in their career journey. Our goal is to collectively inspire, cultivate and pave a better future for the next generation of female leaders. Please join us by sharing your own letters and nominating friends to do the same via #LeadersAndDaughters. Thank you!

Latest letters

Karen Quintos
Chief Customer Officer, Dell

For Carmella and Elle: My Top 10 List

There are never enough words or times to tell you how much hope, optimism and inspiration you bring to me, each and every day. Clearly, the very best thing I ever did in my life was marry your father, and be a Mom to...

Maryse Bertrand
Business advisor and corporate director

Dearest Jules

As I watch you today, with your poise, confidence and grace-particularly under pressure- I am astonished at how quickly you have grown up and admire the wonderful and accomplished human being that you have become. It is...

Roger Bolton
President, Arthur W. Page Society

Using Your Gifts and Talents to Make the World Better

Dear Taylor, At this stage in your life, I am learning as much from you as you are from me. You’ve discovered and developed your gifts and talents, and you know that you want to use them to make the world better. I’m...

Sylvie Moreau
Coty Professional Beauty, Coty inc

Letter to my Sweet Sixteen

Dear Pauline, Today you are turning 16. 16! It seems like it was only yesterday when you started taking your first steps, with that look of determination on your focused little face that I recognize in you even today. I...

Evelyne Bundock
Vice-President Human Resources, 5NPlus Inc

You All Turned Out Great!

Dear Camille, When you were growing up, I continuously struggled with the guilt of work-life balance: was I spending enough time with my family ? Was I putting enough focus on my job ? Seemed like I was never balancing...