PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified Search (Diversified), founded in 1974 and one of the nation's top ten executive search firms, has announced that Edie Fraser has been appointed a Vice Chair of Diversified Search. Diversified is recognized for delivering high quality corporate Board and senior-level executive searches across all industry sectors nationally and internationally.
"We are very fortunate to have someone of Edie's stature and national reputation to help us grow and expand our businesses," said Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Diversified Search. "Edie had a distinguished career before she joined Diversified 7 years ago, having started several successful companies. She started our Diversity Best Practice Group with three best practices divisions and then went back to her entrepreneurial roots and built yet another successful company under the banner of Diversified Search, called STEMconnector®."
In 2011, Fraser led the launch of STEMconnector®, "the one-stop-shop" for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) information. With a client list of Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, government agencies and non-profits with coverage of 6500 organizations, STEMconnector® is the leader in leveraging a network of STEM stakeholders and "making things happen." STEMconnector's charge is to identify, inform and connect entities working in STEM Education/Careers to assess smart STEM investments and results and build STEM Jobs. Thousands receive the STEMdaily and EdTech Weekly and participate in STEMconnector® Councils. In addition STEMconnector® launched Million Women Mentors(MWM) on January 8, 2014 with now 44 partners and a list of 12 major sponsors – and growing.
According to Diversified Search President Dale E. Jones, "The movement around STEM is one of the most pressing issues the country faces today and we are working on efforts to promote future opportunities in terms of educational programs and careers in STEM. Diversified is fortunate to be at the forefront of this endeavor and we plan to collaborate closely on this issue going forward."
Fraser's background includes over four decades of experience in supporting diversity at the most senior levels of corporations, organizations and government in the U.S. and globally. Prior to joining Diversified, she was Founder and CEO of Diversity Best Practices (DBP), a member service for diversity practitioners where she designed the CEO Diversity Leadership program, including the prestigious CEO Diversity Awards. She was publisher of the CEO Magazine for Diversity, The Diversity Primer and The Diversity Officer. Fraser is also the founder of the Business Women's Network (BWN) and has won 45 major leadership awards for Diversity, Women, STEM, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Edie is the author of several books including Do Your Giving While You Are Living with co-author, Robyn Spizman, and Risk to Riches: Women and Entrepreneurship in America. Edie serves on many boards and is the first women to chair the World Affairs Council DC.
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