Nick Chambers of Boyden was awarded the AESC IDEA Award 2022

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Nick Chambers was awarded the IDEA Award by the Association for Executive Search and Leadership Consulting at their annual conference in New York on May 11, 2022.

Toronto, Canada, May 19, 2022 (GlobeNewsWire) – Boyden, a leading leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in more than 45 countries, is pleased to report that Boyden Canada partner Nick Chambers has received an AESC IDEA for inclusion, diversity and Award 2022 for Outstanding Contribution to Access.

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After receiving the award, Nick Chambers commented, “I am humbled and deeply grateful for this recognition. I have many colleagues who are deeply committed to changing the way we search, who can easily get this award, so I would like to share it with Ontario, Canada and around the world. “

“It simply came to our notice then. Instead of talking about ‘diversity seekers’ or ‘diversity exploration’, it’s about focusing on the role of people in traditionally represented communities and focusing on who’s life experiences are missing in our decision making. It’s a language that’s much more specific and more powerful. “

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Nick Boyden is a member of the Canadian National DEI Committee; Council Member, AESC’s Diversity Leadership Council; Member of Selection Committee, Diversity Fellowship of CivicAction; And Executive-in-Residence, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also an instructor in McKinsey’s Black Executive Leadership Program, a key offer from the Black Leadership Academy, which has contributed to several teams over the past two years. At Boyden, Nick is a member of the global healthcare and life sciences and social impact practice, followed by education, nonprofit and public sector clients.

Trina D. Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden, shares, “Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our work at Boydon, to both our clients and our firm. Nick has been instrumental in embodying Boyden’s vision and vision for embedding diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization, and has been instrumental in taking Boyden to the next level as a trusted advisor and world champion for social change throughout our process. ”

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A notable example of Nick’s contribution is the significant development of Boyden’s unconscious bias module, which provides training to clients and the selection committee. In terms of his expertise, Nick has led a variety of high-profile and prominent positions, focusing on advances in diversity, equity and inclusion, including the opening board of the Black Opportunity Fund. He has consulted and led numerous CEOs and board assignments to seek to diversify clients’ leadership and governance, resulting in successful executive appointments.

Alicia K. Hassel, Managing Partner, Boyden USA; Chairman Emeritus and Member, Council of America, AESC; And the member, nominee and steering committee, AESC, elaborated, “Nick is an exceptional role model and mentor for everyone in our profession and enables organizations to achieve real objectives as an engine of progress both economically and socially. We are very fortunate at Boyden that we strive to expand opportunities for both clients and individuals, across the global population, to share in Nick’s college and strength. “

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About the AESC IDEA Award
Now in its third year, the AESC IDEA Award was established in 2020 to support the goals of the AESC Diversity Commitment, signed by more than 100 CEOs of leading executive research and leadership consulting firms. The award recognizes initiatives in the executive search and leadership consulting profession that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access. These initiatives must be significant enough and have an external impact so that it is recognized as excellent by the profession.

Boyden is the Platinum Sponsor of the AESC Global Conference.

About Boyden
Boyden Hall is one of the first executive search and leadership consulting firms to campaign for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Boyden is a leading leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in more than 45 countries. Our Global Reach enables us to meet the needs of clients wherever they conduct business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, intermediate management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden ranks 6th among top companies Forbes’ America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firm for 2021. For more information, visit



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