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Jane Griffith

Managing Partner and Founder, Griffith Group Executive Search

Jane Griffith is the Managing Partner and the Founder of the Griffith Group Executive Search in Toronto

Media

Why Executive Women Need to Be Social Media-Savvy

Odgers Berndtson, July 29, 2016Online

URL: https://www.aesc.org/insights/thought-leadership/technology/odgers-berndtson-why-executive-women-need-be-social-media?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=jane.griffith@odgersberndtson.com&utm_content=20160729%20-%20Searchwire&utm_campaign=AESC

Jane Griffith from Odgers Berndtson recently hosted social media strategist Lina Duque on how executives can build a powerful online presence.

The 30% Club: Carving Opportunity for Female Professionals Around the World

Four Corners Group, August 5, 2015Online

URL: http://fourcornersgroup.com/from-the-corner-office-blog/30-percent-club-canadian-chapter/

When asked what women can do to help themselves get into executive positions, Jane Griffith of the Four Corners Group revealed that some women tend to opt out, rather than opt in, and suggest that it’s a matter of conversation and confidence holding them back: “Women have to change the manner in how they have that conversation. Women have to understand what they bring to the table.”...

Retained Search in the Not For Profit Sector

LinkedIn Pulse, November 8, 2015Online

URL: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/retained-search-profit-sector-jane-griffith?trk=prof-post

The non-profit sector in Canada accounts for approximately 7% of our overall GDP, and upwards of 8% when you include the value of volunteer work. There are approximately 90,000 registered charities in Canada all primarily funded through private and institutional donations, or government sources...

Korn Ferry Names Canadian Consumer Practice Leader

Hunt Scanlon Media, April 13, 2016Online

URL: http://huntscanlon.com/korn-ferry-names-canadian-consumer-practice-leader/

Odgers Berndtson also expanded its public sector search expertise in Canada with the addition of Jane Griffith as a new partner in its academic practice as well as John King and Gino Picciano in the firm’s healthcare practice...

Facilitating a strong community of women

Diversity Driven Data, September 2, 2015Online

URL: https://diversitydrivendata.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/jane-griffith-facilitating-a-strong-community-of-women/

Meet Jane Griffith, an accomplished and community-minded executive search consultant in Toronto. You’ll be impressed by her biography, between her diverse education credentials – from legal history to environmental studies – to her progressive move up the ranks of well-respected recruitment firms. It left me wondering when she found the time to found an advocacy group called Council for Women Executives and volunteer with AFP Toronto Congress (on the management team)...

Are We Approaching a ‘Tipping Point’ In Gender Leadership Equality?

Hunt Scanlon Media, November 16, 2015Online

URL: http://huntscanlon.com/are-we-approaching-a-tipping-point-in-gender-leadership-equality/

“Canada is very progressive,” said Ms. Griffith. “Canadian companies have moved beyond the 20-plus percent mark of women representation in the boardroom.” The 30% Club, Ms. Griffith said, began as an initiative to bring gender balance into the workplace. “It has now become an international movement, committed to realizing a pipeline of senior female talent from ‘schoolroom to boardroom.’”...

30% Club Launches in Canada as Global Boardrooms Seek Gender Balance

Hunt Scanlon Media, August 11, 2015Online

URL: http://huntscanlon.com/30-club-launches-in-canada-as-global-boardrooms-seek-gender-balance/

“Canada is very progressive,” said Ms. Griffith. “Canadian companies have moved beyond the 20-plus percent mark of women representation in the boardroom.” The 30% Club, Ms. Griffith said, began as an initiative to bring gender balance into the workplace. “It has now become an international movement, committed to realizing a pipeline of senior female talent from ‘schoolroom to boardroom.'”...

Biography

Jane Griffith is the Managing Partner and the Founder of the Griffith Group Executive Search. A veteran search leader, she focuses on the recruitment of senior leaders in the not-for-profit, academic and broader public sectors. Prior to founding the Griffith Group, Griffith has been a Partner and National Diversity Leader with three national and global search firms. She also founded Griffith Research, with clients in Australia, Dubai, Canada and the United States. Prior to executive search, Griffith worked in the fundraising departments of the United Way of Greater Toronto, York University Foundation and with the not-for-profit consulting form KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc).

Griffith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal History from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts in Legal History from the University of Toronto. She is an active volunteer and has supported many organizations including the 30% Club Canada, Informed Opinions, as Chair of Congress 2017 with AFP Toronto and as the Founder of The Council of Women Executives. On behalf of the firm, she is also a member of the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and a signatory of the BlackNorth Initiative and of the Federal Government’s 50-30 Challenge.

Expertise

  • Women and Leadership
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Social Networking
  • Recruiting Best Practices
  • Non - Profit Organization
  • Leadership
  • Fundraising
  • Diversity

Education/Éducation

  • University of Toronto
    Legal History
    Masters
  • The University of Calgary
    Legal History
    B.A.

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