To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re relaunching our ‘Women in Leadership’ series of the ESG Insider podcast. Over the coming months, we’ll speak with women CEOs and leaders from across industries and around the world.

In today’s episode, we talk to Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO and Founder of Competent Boards, an organization that trains board directors and executives around the world in sustainability best practices.

Helle discusses hurdles that contribute to a lack of gender parity in leadership roles, her personal path to the CEO role, and why boardroom diversity is essential.

“If you only have people that think like you, you’re not going to get that diversity of thought that will bring you ahead of the game,” Helle says.

Read the latest research on gender diversity in leadership from S&P Global Sustainable1:

This piece was published by S&P Global Sustainable1, a part of S&P Global.

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