Gender Diversity

Diversity improves strategic and tactical problem-solving and decision-making in organizations, and has been proved to consistently lead to superior financial performance. We at LS International are particularly passionate about gender diversity, and go the extra mile to identify the best female candidates. About 45% of the candidates we have placed over the past 3 years are women. Even clients who do not give us a specific gender diversity mandate appreciate our efforts to infuse gender diversity into their workplaces.

Why Gender Diversity


Improves financial performance

Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.


Deliver on gender diversity goals

Between entry-level and the C-suite, female representation drops by more than 50%


Boosts ability to compete more effectively

A survey found that 83% of millennials say they are “actively engaged” when they believe their organization fosters an inclusive culture; the figure is 60% when they don’t think their organizations do so.


Enhancing gender diversity does not mean ignoring a candidate's core abilities and experience; it is about enabling hiring managers to include in their shortlist females who are at least as qualified as males. One impediment to this is the "Imposter Syndrome", an individual's belief that s/he is not qualified for the role they are in (or seek).

Women in particular fall into this behavioural trap, and this comes out during interviews. This is where LS International can help. We use the Successfinder tool to assess female candidates and design customized developmental programs for individuals and groups. This equips women executives with the necessary -building blocks" and hones their strengths so they are better-positioned for a promotion or a new job.


Client Revlon

“Had a fantastic candidate experience thanks to Lauren and her team. Great presentation of the opportunity, excellent coordination and was always kept informed. A great way to treat candidates!”

Miguel Premoli

Miguel Premoli

Human Resources Director Iberia at Revlon

Client Georgia Pacific

“Daniel is that very rare breed of recruiter - one who keeps the interests of the candidate, as well as the client, at heart. In prior discussions for potential opportunities for strong candidates. Daniel has an ability to make deep connections quickly, he is unfailingly courteous and professional, always a pleasure to speak with. I am pleased to recommend Daniel, and wish him the best for great success!”


Roopa Varghese

Sr. Director Digital Marketplaces - New Brands

Client Heineken

“Lauren has been a very fortunate encounter. She’s passionate, professional and most importantly a great human being. Her advice and guidance have been very inspiring and I consider them a lifetime learning. What I appreciate most in Lauren is her clarity, transparency and wide competence.”

Anna Campagna

Anna Campagna

Regional Sales Director Asia Pac at Heineken

We Support

Professional Womens Network

PWN Global is a global network of people accelerating gender balanced leadership in business and society, through professional development and international, cross-industry, online and in-person networking.

LEAD Network

LEAD Network provides networking opportunities, Inspirational Journeys Series, learning opportunities, Access to skill-building events. Insights in examples of implementation of (gender) diversity programs to apply to your organisation. External inspiration and support for you and other like-minded future leaders.

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