ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is CEO of 20-first (www.20-first.com), one of Europe's leading gender consultancies. 20-first works with progressive companies interested in building gender 'bilingual' organisations that capture the opportunities offered by the other half of the talent pool and the other half of the market - the female half. The firm's renowned Bilingual Leadership programmes help executives 'men and women' manage difference more effectively.
Avivah is also the Founder and Honorary President of the European Professional Women's Network, a certified executive coach and was a Visiting Coach at INSEAD. She is a popular speaker on leadership and gender issues across Europe and has had articles and interviews published in publications such as the International Herald Tribune and the Financial Times. In 2007, ELLE Magazine recognised her as one of the Top 40 Women Leading Change. She lives in France with her husband and gender balanced children (a son and a daughter).
For further information, please visit: www.AvivahWittenbergCox.com
Alison Maitland is an independent journalist and commentator who has been researching and writing about women in business for a decade. She spent 20 years with the Financial Times, including eight years as Management Writer. Her other specialist areas are leadership and corporate responsibility.
Alison is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, City University, London. She is a conference speaker and moderator and she directs the Work-Life & Diversity Council of The Conference Board Europe. She served on the advisory group for the Equal Opportunities Commission's 2007 investigation into the Transformation of Work. She lives in the UK with her husband and two daughters.
For further information, please visit: www.alisonmaitland.com