- The Thirty Percent Coalition has announced Julie Zuraw as its President & CEO.
- Zuraw brings extensive C-suite leadership, change-management, and board advisory experience to the role.
- She is passionate about advancing diversity on corporate boards and believes it is crucial for better performance.
- The Thirty Percent Coalition is recognized for its advocacy in promoting gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in corporate leadership positions.
Introduction: New Leadership for the Thirty Percent Coalition
The Thirty Percent Coalition has appointed Julie Zuraw as its President & CEO. With her extensive C-suite leadership experience and expertise in change management, board advisory, and governance, Zuraw is well-suited to lead the coalition in its mission to increase diversity in boardrooms and senior leadership positions.
Julie Zuraw’s Impressive Background
Julie Zuraw brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She has served as President and COO of Allied Partners and Argo Real Estate, prominent New York real estate investment, development, and management firms. Zuraw is also the creator of the Lead Like a Woman program, which empowers executive women in male-dominated professions. She has held faculty positions at Columbia University and Barnard College, advised leaders across various industries, and served as the Director of Strategy for the Publicis Brand Optimizations Systems Group. Additionally, Zuraw has provided guidance to non-profit organizations such as Wellesley College, Barnard College, Commercial Real Estate Women, Women in Fund Finance, and the National Resources Defense Council.
Advancing Diversity on Corporate Boards
Zuraw recognizes the urgency of increasing diversity on corporate boards, as it is closely linked to performance. She believes that diverse teams produce better results. While progress has been made in this area, there is still work to be done. With her leadership, the Thirty Percent Coalition aims to continue its efforts in advancing diversity in boardrooms and senior leadership positions.
About the Thirty Percent Coalition
Established in 2011, the Thirty Percent Coalition is a pioneering advocate for gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in corporate boards and senior leadership roles. The coalition engages in investor outreach and collaborative action to drive change in both public and private companies. Its membership comprises over 90 institutional investors, state treasurers, private equity firms, corporate and professional services firms, individuals, and advocacy groups. The coalition’s impactful work includes its “Adopt a Company” campaign, which influenced over 500 public companies to appoint women to their boards. The Thirty Percent Coalition is widely recognized for its achievements and is sought after for insights and guidance on investor trends and initiatives.