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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 press release here.

Digitalisation is the future of the workplace - 2nd "From Zurich for Zurich" Conference 21 März 2018

Bea Knecht, entrepreneur and visionary founder of Zattoo, and Gerd Leonhard, renown international futurist, address challenges as well as opportunities of a digitalised working world. The main question being the implications of digitalisation for inclusion of all genders, generations as well as employees with physical or psychological disabilities. More information and registration 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

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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