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Advance goes WEF!

Together with two of our member companies, IKEA and Citi, we are co-hosting a panel discussion at the WEF in Davos, on Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 2-3 pm, on Accelerating Women's Economic Empowerment, moderated by Kristine Braden, President of Advance. Panelists: Tom de Swaan, Chairman, Zurich Insurance Company, Simona Scarpaleggia, Chief Executive Officer IKEA Switzerland, Joyce Russell, EVP & President, Adecco Staffing US, Tina Fordham, Global Political Analyst, Citi. Venue: The Equality Lounge, Panorama Hotel, Davos. Host: The Female Quotient.

A Warm Welcome to our New Members

We are delighted to start this year together with our close to 80 member companies. With a special welcome to our seven new members: DeinDeal, Johnson & Johnson Switzerland, Leathwaite, Rothschild & Co., Ricola, Shire, TAG Heuer. We look very much forward to working with you! Together #WeAdvance faster.

Outlook on an EMPOWERING 2018!

2018 holds 365 new chances to advance gender equality in the workplace and in society. With this goal, we run exciting projects and activities in 2018. Take a look at our program. Among the key highlights are: our 2nd Advance Gender Intelligence Report, the Advance Conference on 27 September, and our 2nd CEO Commitments Initiative being launched on International Women's Day on 8 March, this time on the theme "Equality Means Business". Interested in participating? Get in touch via We are looking forward to a great year of advancement.

More Women on Boards of Directors: Ten Proven Ideas to Put into Practice

The Swiss Employers Confederation initiates a project in partnership with a group of expert partners, among them Advance, to increase female representation on board level. Ten practice proven actions are recommended to support companies in their endeavours to achieve more gender diversity on their boards of directors. Download here.

Advance Gender Intelligence Report Switzerland 2017 

We are delighted to publish the first Advance Gender Intelligence Report Switzerland 2017, conducted in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, Director Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, University of St. Gallen. The goal of this report is to create transparency on gender diversity development for Advance Member Companies over time and to derive effective actionable recommendations based on the results of the analysis. This year's study is based on the anonymized data of 127'000 employees. It will be conducted every year. Please find the media release for the Swiss press here.

10 Years of Insights on Gender Diversity by our Member McKinsey

«Women Matter 2017», download the full report here.

New Study on Equal Pay by our Member Accenture

Accenture Report «Getting to Equal 2017»

New Study on Gender Diversity in Switzerland

CS Research Institute:  Read more

We are delighted to welcome our new members

A very warm welcome to DeinDeal, Johnson & Johnson Switzerland, Leathwaite, Rothschild & Co., Ricola, Shire and TAG Heuer. We look very much forward to working with you. Together #WeAdvance faster.


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