Boyden CEO Trina Gordon Shares Insight on Women in Business at FTI Consulting’s Leadership Forum in Chicago

Mentorship, sponsorship and guidance cited as tools for women to help
others achieve personal and professional goals throughout their careers

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boyden’s President and CEO, Trina
, recently spoke at the fifth annual Leadership Forum, hosted
by FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative (WIN). The forum featured a panel
of accomplished CEOs in support of the theme “Empowered Women Empower
Women: Building the Ladder to Success.”

Gordon discussed her own early career, professional challenges, and how
women can better support each other as they move up the organizational
ladder. During the panel discussion, she highlighted that “all women
must ensure their voices are heard and that they consistently
demonstrate their skills and talents. When women offer a helping hand to
other women, they both benefit.”

While women continue to represent a larger portion of the labor force
and earn more college degrees than men, the share of women in leadership
and executive roles is growing at a much slower rate. “It’s important
for women to feel empowered not just at the senior executive level but
throughout their career,” said Gordon.

The event was moderated by Heidi Stevens, columnist for the Chicago
. In addition to Gordon, panelists included:

  • Shari Runner, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, a
    leader in building strong, sustainable African-American communities
    and creating opportunities with the power to transform people’s lives.
  • Theresa E. Mintle, former CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of
    Commerce and civic engagement consultant helping businesses make
    impactful contributions to Chicago’s civic community.
  • Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of
    Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and
    skincare products currently sold at Target, Whole Foods, Sally Beauty,
    CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens.
  • Katrina Markoff, Founder and Chocolatier of Vosges
    Haut-Chocolat, which was recently named one of the 10 Best
    Chocolatiers in the World by National Geographic.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than
65 offices in over 40 countries. Our global reach enables us to serve
client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great companies
with great leaders through executive search, interim management and
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FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative (FTI WIN) is a global community that
empowers FTI’s female professionals to reach their highest potential in
their careers and develop best-in-class leadership capabilities. FTI’s
global WIN program was started in 2013 to further support an environment
at FTI that encourages and enables women to reach their full potential
and become practice builders and leaders.

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to
helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes:
financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and
transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries,
FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate,
illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of
opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during
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