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BlueSteps Partners with 85 Broads, Offering Female Executives Enhanced Access to Executive Search Community


BlueSteps, the executive career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), announces a partnership with 85 Broads, a global women's network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members. BlueSteps will offer members of 85 Broads career management tools and services developed uniquely for executives, connecting them with AESC member search firms globally. This partnership reflects the AESC and BlueSteps' support for gender diversity in recruitment, and their focus on assisting female executives in the pursuit of key board and leadership roles.

“Having 85 Broads as part of the BlueSteps network will add value for the AESC search firms in identifying top talent for executive level and board placements,” commented Glenda K. Brown, Managing Director, AESC and BlueSteps.

“Through our partnership with BlueSteps, successful, high-achieving women in our global network will have the opportunity to dramatically increase their eligibility to join great corporate boards. Our objective is to see ‘board ready' women land exciting new board assignments and to help groom more prospective board members through our partnership with BlueSteps," commented Janet Hanson, Founder & CEO of 85 Broads.

Members of 85 Broads will receive discounted memberships to BlueSteps, including complimentary attendance to a BlueSteps webinar, Claiming Your Seat on the Board, taking place on November 29th. BlueSteps will also award 500 complimentary memberships to the most experienced members of 85 Broads.

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About BlueSteps

BlueSteps is the executive career management service of the global Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). BlueSteps puts executives' profiles at the fingertips of 8,000 AESC member executive search professionals who use BlueSteps to source candidates for executive and board searches. For more information, please visit

About 85 Broads

85 Broads is a global women's network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members through regional network events and online at Members invest their time, their intellect, and their financial capital in each other, across multiple generations, which is what makes 85 Broads so unique. The women in 85 Broads are entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants, film makers, lawyers, educators, athletes, venture capitalists, portfolio managers, political leaders, philanthropists, doctors, engineers, artists, scientists, FT parents, and students.

Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)
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