Nick is a member of Boyden Canada National DEI Committee; Council Member, AESC’s Diversity Leadership Council; Selection Committee Member, CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellowship; and Executive-in-Residence, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also an Instructor with McKinsey’s Black Executive Leadership Program, a key offering of the Black Leadership Academy, contributing towards several cohorts over the past two years. At Boyden Nick is a member of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences and Social Impact practices, the latter covering education, not-for-profit and public sector clients.
Trina D. Gordon, President & CEO of Boyden shares, “Diversity, equity and inclusion is fundamental to our work at Boyden, both for our clients and for our firm. Nick has been instrumental in articulating Boyden’s philosophy and approach to embedding diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and throughout our processes, taking Boyden to the next level as trusted advisors and global champions for social change”.
A significant example of Nick’s contributions is the important development of Boyden’s Unconscious Bias Module, which provides training to clients and selection committees. Given his expertise, Nick has led several high profile and prominent searches for positions focused on advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, including the inaugural Board for the Black Opportunity Fund. He has also consulted on and led numerous CEO and Board assignments for clients seeking to diversify their leadership and governance, resulting in successful executive hires.
Alicia K. Hasell, Managing Partner, Boyden United States; Chairman Emeritus & Member, Council of the Americas, AESC; and Member, Nominating and Governance Committees, AESC elaborates, “Nick is an exceptional role model and mentor for everyone in our profession and promotes enabling organizations to achieve true purpose as engines of progress, both economic and social. We are very fortunate at Boyden to share in Nick’s collegiality and energy as we strive to spread opportunity, for both clients and individuals, across the global population.”
Boyden is a platinum sponsor of the AESC Global Conference.
Boyden was one of the first executive search and leadership consulting firms to campaign for diversity, equity and inclusion, with #disruptthenorm launched in 2018, involving media campaigns, original research, thought leadership and formal approaches to client engagement.
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