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.
Our annual flagship event was a great success hosting a good two hundred participants at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon - with many more men in the audience than expected. Just great! Among the attractions revolving around the challenges and opportunities for future leadership in today's fast changing environment was the launch of the Advance Gender Intelligence Report Switzerland 2017, presented by Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander from the University of St. Gallen. With a deep dive into the "why" of female underrepresentation in leadership positions and actionable recommendations to speed gender equality up. You find the summary and media release here. Among the inspiring speakers were Christa Markwalder, Member of the National Council, Bernhard Heusler, President & CEO of FC Basel (2012-2017), Dr. Stephan Sigrist, Founder & Director of the Think Tank W.I.R.E., and former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Fussel. More on: www.advance-conference.ch.
Well-known for its high-performance culture and innovation, diversity and inclusion have been an integrated part of the Hilti DNA for a long time. Get inspired by how Hilti anchors D&I within the employee base by "OWN-IT" and leverages it for business performance and innovation in the Hilti Way. A no-miss. Register here.
What are the benefits of diversity? Where are the big challenges? Who shall be included? What is the business case of D&I that makes sense from a socio-economic perspective? A practice day that targets business leaders, HR responsibles, D&I experts as well as gender equality advocates and everybody who is interested to get the latest insights into this topic. Register here.
Long recognized as one of the global authorities on women's leadership, the Simmons Leadership Conference is coming to Geneva in October 2017. This year's program celebrates Leading with Purpose, focusing on the many ways that women are redefining the meaning of power and success. Advance Members profit from a 10% discount. Register here.
The General Assembly confirmed on 8 May 2017 that Kristine Braden succeeds Simona Scarpaleggia after a four year term as the new President of Advance. Kristine Braden, an American citizen, is Citi Country Officer for Citibank Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein. She is based in Zurich. Read the full press release here. Further, Advance has a newly constituted board. Please, find the overview of our new board here.
We congratulate our members Google Switzerland for being awarded «Most attractive employer of Switzerland», and SBB for being among the top 10!
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