Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is chief executive
officer of 20-first, where she works with the CEOs, executive committees
and top management teams of some of the world’s best known companies to
identify the business opportunities of gender balance and how best to
achieve it. She speaks on leadership, “gender bilingual” marketing and
talent management across the globe and lectures at business schools,
including INSEAD and HEC Paris. She also serves as an executive coach
for CEOs and senior executives.
Wittenberg-Cox has written extensively on gender balance, including three books: Seven Steps to Leading Gender-Balanced Businesses, How Women Mean Business: A Step by Step Guide to Profiting from Gender Balanced Business, and Why Women Mean Business: Understanding the Emergence of Our Next Economic Revolution, which won the prestigious Manpower Business Book of the Year award. She also writes a blog for Harvard Business Review and is the first female columnist for Der Spiegel’s Manager Magazine.
The founder and honorary president of the
European Professional Women’s Network, Wittenberg-Cox has been
recognized by ELLE Magazine as one of the TOP 40 Women Leading Change.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA