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Take a Look at What Business Leaders said on "Gender Equality Means Business"

(Picture: Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO IKEA Switzerland, on Advance IWD 2018)

We Are Delighted to Welcome our New Members

A very warm welcome to Greentech Capital Advisors, SCOR, Boston Consulting Group, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, SAP and DSM. We are proud to have you on board of Advance and look very much forward to working with you. Advance has grown to over 80 member companies. - Together we can have an even bigger impact. Together #WeAdvance faster!

St. Galler Diversity & Inclusion Conference, 11 September 2018

This renowned conference of the University of St. Gallen, led by Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, stands for latest state-of-the-art insights from research combined with hands-on best practices from business. For the first time, the results and recommendations of the Advance Gender Intelligence Report (AGIR 2018) will be presented here. Secure your seat already now. Advance members benefit from a reduced fee (insert code "Advance"). More information and registration here.

3rd Female Business Day, 25 May 2018, Hotelfachschule Lucerne

For German speakers only. "Souverän und authentisch zum persönlichen Erfolg." This is the topic of this year's Business Day of Female Business Seminars. "Recharge your batteries, grab your chances and exchange over the roofs of Lucerne." - As a member of Advance, you profit from premium price tickets for CHF 400 (instead of 450). Registration with the code "Advance" and further information here.

Women's Business Inspirations

Call for best practice cases fostering equal opportunities and gender equality in the workplace. Our partner organization, the University of Lucerne, presents impactful measures that have been implemented by companies changing the way we work together. All practice cases will be shared on their website and can be voted on. The winners are presented at the 3rd Women's Business Supper on November 8 in Zurich. Inspire others with your innovative measures! Deadline for submissions: 7 September 2018. More information and inspirations here.

Good News! "Gender Equality Means Business" - over 70 Commitments

This year’s Advance International Women’s Day Event in collaboration with the University of Zurich was an amazing success. Together with speakers, panellists and a very engaged audience, we rocked 8 March with a lot of good news! 71 CEOs and leaders of various organizations united with a pledge for gender equality and equal opportunities at the workplace. Convinced that it is good for business and economy at large CEOs publicly committed for concrete targets, measures and actions to increase the number of women in management. We were overwhelmed by the high number of commitments and high-level guests. With over 350 participants, the Grand Aula of the University was booked to the last seat. View all commitment here. Please, find our latest news and press release here.


Schilling Report 2018

Latest developments in Swiss executive and advisory boards. More here.

Women in the Economy II - Citi Global Perspectives and Solutions Report 2017

Read how implementing a women’s economic empowerment agenda can shape the global economy. Full report here.

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 



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