The Diversity Council

The Diversity Council is a strategic corporate alliance and a unique international diversity accelerator with bold ambitions. From the very outset, when The Diversity Council was founded in Denmark, the key objective has been to address the barriers that obstruct the advancement of more women into the top level of management.

The Diversity Council brings together all levels of the partner companies, with cohesive engagement from top management to employee level. The cultural transformation empowered by the Council is rooted at the very top, with the vision of the CEO and the Head of HR, then the Advanced Leadership Program for Women and Fast-Track Program for Emerging Female Managers build the pipeline by empowering female leaders throughout the company.

Current partners in The Diversity Council Nordics include: KPMG, Pension Danmark, McKinsey & Co, Maersk, PwC, Rambøll, Headspring Executive Development, Tryg, AP Pension, Maersk Tankers, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, Gorrissen Federspiel, Vestas, Maersk Drilling, Board Network, The Central Bank of Denmark,, Coloplast and the Danish Foreign Ministry.

The Diversity Council is focusing on three strategic areas: ƒ

For more info, visit the website of The Diversity Council

The Diversity Council CEO Pledge

The Diversity Council is dedicated to accelerating diversity, inclusion and gender parity in the corporate world and beyond. In the spirit of UN SDG 17 – ‘Partnerships for the Goals’ – The Diversity Council has jointly committed to three key leverage points that will further this essential agenda: “The ABCs of Diversity & Inclusion”

ACT inclusively, BUILD the balanced talent pipeline and COMMIT to flexibility.

The 19 partners signed the CEO Pledge in June 2020 in the presence of Mogens Jensen, Minister for Equal Opportunties

By taking action together, we aim to drive progress within our own organizations, and thereby the business community as a whole.


The circle of CEOs (accompanied by their Heads of HR) meet twice a year. Goals are shared, experts present case studies and a dialogue with both the business press and the political arena is facilitated.


The partners’ HR departments also meet twice a year to analyse shared research on an ongoing basis and potentially align individual diversity strategies.