Copenhagen Business School

Voluntary Code of Conduct for Diversity in Management and Board Recruitment - 27 February 2020

Date and time

Thursday 27. February 2020 at 15:00 to 18:00

Registration Deadline

Thursday 27. February 2020 at 14:00


Råvarebygningen PHR120, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg Råvarebygningen PHR120
Porcelænshaven 22
2000 Frederiksberg


Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

Welcome to the first annual workshop on the voluntary code of conduct for increasing diversity in management and board recruitment. The purpose of the workshop is to present a preliminary analysis of the reported 2018 figures and within the group of recruitment firms to discuss how we move towards increased gender diversity in management and board recruitment. The workshop is open for all recruitment firms. Regardless of whether your firm has signed the code of conduct or not, join us in a workshop on how we can improve recruitment processes and how the future reporting and work with the code of conduct should be shaped.

Recruitment and search firms play a central role in finding and recommending candidates for key positions in Danish organizations. Therefore, they are well positioned to influence and ensure a foundation for diversity, in particular towards creating a more equal gender mix within Danish boards and management. Women are still highly underrepresented in top management positions in the Danish business community – but there is a growing understanding that diversity is an important contributor to value in business. This is why the voluntary code of conduct has been created.

Location: Copenhagen Business School, Råvarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22, Room PHR 1.20

Date and time: 27th of February 2020, 15:00-18:00

Preliminary Programme:
15:00 - 15:20: Arrival and Welcome
15:20 - 15:40: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Key Paths and Barriers on the way, by Associate Professor Aleksandra Gregoric (CBS)
15:40 - 16:00: Presentation of the preliminary analysis of female representation among the candidates for managerial (director) positions (Aleksandra Gregoric and Kai Basner)
16:00 - 17:15: Workshop: How can we develop more gender-inclusive recruitment processes (Kai Basner, CBS)
17:15 - 17:45: Next Steps: How should the project be going forward
17:45 - 18:00: Timeline: Future reporting, future workshops
18:00 onwards: Drinks and networking

Practical Information:
Transportation: There is limited parking in the area of Frederiksberg, free of charge for 2 hours with the use of a parking app. CBS parking is only available with a permit, which you can acquire here.

We recommend that you use public transport. The closest Metro stations to Porcelænshaven is Fasanvej Station.

Event Location

Click to view the event location on Google Maps >

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815