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Swiss Leadership Forum 2018, Expect the Unexpected, 29 November 2017, Zurich

How people turn into Cyborgs. - This year's edition of one of the most important economic thought leadership forums of Switzerland revolves around digitization, robotics and artificial intelligence. At the center of the discussion is the question of how society, people and companies can profit from these technological shifts. One of the keynote speakers is Neil Harbisson, the worldwide first officially acknowledged Cyborg. Register here.

WORLDWEBFORUM 2018, End of Nation, 18-19 January, Zurich

History has shown that nations are fragile systems. Radical shifts in mind-set will lead to fundamental change in society and economy – the breeding ground for creative destruction. The speed of a dynamic free-market innovation machine is the driving force behind responsible value-driven companies. Advance members get a 2-day-pass at a special price. Ask for the booking code here:

Time to break up gender role stereotypes in Switzerland

Well educated, talented and engaged. Full of ambition, loyal and equipped with plenty of leadership skills. Yet still far too rare in upper management. - Women in Swiss Business. The reasons are multifaceted. Deeply embedded in culture and structures. It's time we truly start breaking up gender role stereotypes. Because gender equality means business. - Read the full article here (for German readers only).

Three Advance Leaders among the Top 100 Women in Switzerland

Congratulations to Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO IKEA Switzerland, and former President of Advance, Kristine Braden, Country Officer for Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein and Corporate & Investment Banking Head for Citigroup Switzerland, current President of Advance, and Rebecca Guntern, CEO of Sandoz Switzerland, Vice President of Advance. All three were named in this year's Top 100 Women in Switzerland.

Credit Suisse Real Returns Initiative

Credit Suisse has established an initiative called Real Returns which is designed to re-engage talented senior professionals and help facilitate their transition back into the workforce. Real Returns is a paid employment initiative that runs for 4 months and enables participants to work on projects that match their specialist expertise, interests, and abilities. Participants will attend a series of training/orientation modules to acclimate them back into the work environment, attend workshops and networking events and they will be paired with a mentor. Credit Suisse is currently recruiting for the next roll in March 2018. Should you be interested please apply now. Application phase for the program is: September 14 to October 31, 2017. 

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.

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 Allianz, AlixPartners, Bühler AG, Nespresso, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Lonza and Accenture. We look forward to working with you. Together #WeAdvance faster.


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