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

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...

Anastassia Lauterbach
Lauterbach Ventures

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’ happen...

Elliott Hill
President of Consumer and Marketplace , Nike

Nike’s Elliott Hill: A Huge Step Forward

Peyton, A week ago, you and I went for a hike that I still think about. Spring Break had just started, and it was a perfect day to be outdoors. At one point, we stopped to look out over a stunning vista – just clear...

George Davis

Team, Team, Team!

Dear Maggie, Lindsay, Libby & Sarah, Being raised in an all male family, I would have never guessed how proud and fortunate I am to be the father of four daughters!!! Until I met your mother, girls were pretty...

Maria Castro
President, MC Professional Services

You Had Me At Hello….

Dear Savannah, My first grand baby, rushing into the world with such excitement, beauty and wonder. You had me at “hello”. I never knew love the way I did until the moment you were born. The kind of love...