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Bonnie W. Gwin

Bonnie W. Gwin is vice chair, managing partner, North America, for Heidrick & Struggles' board of directors practice. She focuses on searches both at the director and CEO level across a wide range of industries. Previously, Bonnie served as president, Americas and corporate officer responsible for all of Heidrick & Struggles’ operations in North and Latin America. She has served in many other leadership roles for the firm including global managing partner of the technology practice and managing partner, North America Quality Council. Gwin was named one of the most influential recruiters on the 2010 Directorship 100. She also recently received the John E. Struggles Award, the firm’s top honor, which is periodically given to the partner who most embodies the integrity, client focus, and partnership commitment of Heidrick & Struggles’ founder. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Gwin spent almost 13 years with the IBM. She is currently a national board member and chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.


Entries by Bonnie W. Gwin

Study Observes Major Decline in Female Board Appointees

July 21, 2017

A new study reveals the current state of gender diversity on boards.

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Building a Spin-off Board

September 18, 2015

Advice for how directors can create an optimal board for taking that will take a spin-off company forward while maintaining strength that helped to usher the parent company into this exciting stage of value creation.

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Building a Spin-Off Board: Are You Ready?

September 17, 2015

A new era of corporate splits, spins, and separations raises the stakes on making a bad board appointment.

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Opportunity Knocks for Diversity

June 3, 2015

A new global survey looks at generational change.

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Five Steps You Can Take to Increase Your Board’s Diversity

December 1, 2014

Here are five steps directors can take to ensure a diversity of experiences and perspectives in the boardroom.

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